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Records of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee: Istanbul Office, 1937 – 1949 | Subject Matter

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Archives of The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.
Email: archives@jdc.org

Detailed Description of the Records
Subcollection: Subject Matter
Extent: 99 files

Scope and Content: The bulk of this subcollection, which contains materials from 1942-1947, concerns the rescue and transportation of Jewish refugees during and after World War II from countries such as Bulgaria, Germany and Romania, as well as attempts to identify and locate survivors. The files contain lists of survivors, correspondence, shipping manifests, and cables.


Additionally, these records contain substantial material on passengers on the SS Drottningholm, an exchange ship which carried Jews from concentration camps, including Buchenwald, and on the SS Mefkure, a rescue ship bombed and lost at sea in 1944.

Arrangement
The Subject Matter subcollection is divided into 10 Record Groups:

Emigration
Individual Cases
Lists of Arrivals
Location/Tracking Service
Refugees
Relief Supplies
Repatriates
Rescue
Sailings
Survivors

Personal Names:
Blum, Joseph
Costiner, E.
Fishzohn, Arthur
Katzki, Herbert
Lightman, D.B.
Resnick, Reuben
Schwartz, Dr. Joseph J.

Corporate Names:
U.S. Consulate, Jerusalem
Antalya Forwarding Company
Bank Holantse
Central Location Index, Inc.
Gilchrist, Walker: Steamship Forwarding Agents
U.S. War Refugee Board (WRB)

Subjects:
Medical Supplies
Names Lists
Rescue

Geographic Locations:
Ankara
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Istanbul
Jerusalem
Lisbon, Portugal
New York
Paris
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Record Group: Emigration
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File IS.107: Antalya Forwarding Company 1944-1945

Extent: 1/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Turkish
Old Folder Number: 20
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File IS.108: Emigration 1946-1947

Extent: 1 inches
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 19
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File IS.108.1: Emigration 1947

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 19
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File IS.109: Emigration to US 1944

Extent: 4 pages
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 16
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File IS.110: Gilchrist, Walker: Steamship & Forwarding Agents 1945-1946

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
Turkish
French
Old Folder Number: 21
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File IS.111: Purchasing and Shipping Accounts 1945-1946

Extent: 1/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 11
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File IS.112: Shipping Accounts 1945-1946

Extent: 1/2 inch
Languages:
English
French
Turkish
Old Folder Number: 3
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File IS.113: Shipping Accounts 1946

Extent: 1/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Turkish
Old Folder Number: 4
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File IS.114: Transportation Costs Statements 1944-1945

Extent: 1/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Turkish
Old Folder Number: 12
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File IS.115: Transportation Facilities 1944-1946

Extent: 1/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
German
Old Folder Number: 11
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File IS.116: Transportation of Individuals

Extent: 1/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 2
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Record Group: Individual Cases
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File IS.119: Individual Cases no. 1-85

Extent:
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 6
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File IS.121: Individual Cases 291-346 1944-1946

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 3
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File IS.126: Individual Cases 1229-1275

Extent:
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 19
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File IS.127: Individual Cases 1365-1480

Extent:
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 1
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File IS.128: Individual Cases no. 1482-1572

Extent:
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 1
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File IS.129: Individual Cases no. 1573-1685

Extent:
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 2
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File IS.132: Individual Cases no.1801-1860

Extent:
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 8
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File IS.133: Individual Cases no. 1861-1948

Extent:
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 7
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File IS.134: Individual Cases 1941-1986

Extent:
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 2
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File IS.136: Individual Cases 1987-2050

Extent:
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 3
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Record Group: Lists of Arrivals
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File IS.138: List of Arrivals 1943-1944

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 18
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File IS.139: List of Arrivals 1944 (1 of 2)

Extent:
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 16
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File IS.140: List of Arrivals 1944 (2 of 2)

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 17
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File IS.141: List of Arrivals 1944-1946

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 19
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Record Group: Location/Tracking Service
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File IS.142: Central Location Index Inc. 699-1364 1944-1945

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 7
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File IS.143: Central Location Index Inc. 824-1527 1944-1945

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 6
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File IS.144: The Central Location Index Inc. 1945-1946

Extent: 0.25 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 8
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File IS.145: Correspondence Regarding Locations Service 1945-1946

Extent: 0.25 inch
Languages:
English
French
German
Spanish
Old Folder Number: 20
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File IS.146: Location Service 1945-1946

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
French
German
Hebrew
Old Folder Number: 9
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File IS.148: Location Service 431-486 1944-1945

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 6
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File IS.149: Location Service 487-540 1945-1946

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 7
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File IS.150: Location Service 540-615 1945-1946

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 3
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File IS.151: Location Service 616-670 1945

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 4
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File IS.152: Location Service 670-769 1944-1945

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 2
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File IS.153: Location Service Files no. 770-856 1944

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 24
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File IS.154: Location Service Files nos. 857-940 1944-1945

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 23
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File IS.155: Location Service Files nos. 941-989 1944-1945

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 22
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File IS.156: Location Service Files nos. 990-1044 1944-1945

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 4
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File IS.159: Location Service 1945

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 12
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Record Group: Refugees
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File IS.161: Bank Holantse 1944-1947

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Turkish
Old Folder Number: 2
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File IS.162: Ezra Vocaational Guidance/Rescue and Assistance to Refugees 1944

Extent: 1/8 inch
Languages:
English
Hebrew
Old Folder Number: 17
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File IS.163: Refugees: Filderman Correspondence 1944 (1 of 2)

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 10
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File IS.163.1: Refugees: Filderman Correspondence 1944 (2 of 2)

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 10
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File IS.164: Miscellaneous 1942-1944, 1946-1947

Extent: 1/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
German
Old Folder Number: 2
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Record Group: Relief Supplies
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File IS.165: Food Parcels Oct-Dec 1945

Extent: 1/8 inch
Languages:
English
German
Old Folder Number: 1
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File IS.166: Food Parcel Shipment Occupied Areas Dec. 1943-1944

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
German
French
Turkish
Old Folder Number: 9
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File IS.167: Food Parcel Shipment Occupied Areas 1944

Extent: 1/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
German
Old Folder Number: 2
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File IS.168: Teheran Food Parcel Service Individual Lists 1944

Extent: 1/2 inch
Languages:
English
Hebrew
Old Folder Number: 13
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Record Group: Repatriates
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File IS.170: Repatriates 1945-1946

Extent: 7/8 inch
Languages:
English
French
Turkish
Old Folder Number: 15
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Record Group: Rescue
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File IS.171: Emergency Committee to Save Jewish People of Europe 1944

Extent: 3 pages
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 14
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File IS.172: Emergency Committee: Va'ad Hahatzala 1944

Extent: 12 pages
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 15
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File IS.173: Exchange Groups 1944

Extent: 12 pages
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 18
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Record Group: Sailings
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File IS.174: SS Bulbul August 1944

Extent: 4 pages
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 14
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File IS.175: SS Drottningholm 1945 (1 of 2)

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
German
French
Old Folder Number: 25
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File IS.176: SS Drottningholm 1945-1946 (1 of 2)

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
Turkish
French
Dutch
German
Italian
Old Folder Number: 8
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File IS.176.1: SS Drottningholm 1945-1946 (2 of 2)

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
German
French
Dutch
Italian
Old Folder Number: 8
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File IS.177: Declarations Made to Government Pertaining to SS Drottningholm 1945

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Turkish
Old Folder Number: 14
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File IS.178: SS Drottningholm 1945

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 15
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File IS.179: SS Mefkure 1944

Extent: 1/8 inch
Languages:
English
French
Other
Old Folder Number: 8
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File IS.180: SS Tari 1944

Extent: 1/8 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 6
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Record Group: Survivors
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File IS.181: List of Survivors 1945 (1 of 2)

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 19
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File IS.181.1: List of Survivors 1945 (2 of 2)

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 19
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File IS.182: Lists of Survivors 1945

Extent: 1/2 inch
Languages:
English
French
German
Old Folder Number: 14
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File IS.183: Lists of Survivors 1945 (1 of 2)

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 15
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File IS.183.1: Lists of Survivors 1945 (2 of 2)

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 15
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File IS.184: Lists of Survivors 1945-1946

Extent: 1/2 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 11
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File IS.185: Lists 1946

Extent: 1/2 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 10
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File IS.186: List of Names of Survivors and their Countries of Origin

Extent: 1/4 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 4
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File IS.187: Austria Survivors 1945

Extent: 4 pages
Languages:
English
German
Old Folder Number: 18
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File IS.188: Lists France & Austria 1945-1946

Extent: 1/8 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 7
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File IS.189: Lists of Survivors in Germany and Austria 1945-1946

Extent: 1/4 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 17
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File IS.190: Lists of Survivors Germany 1945 (1 of 2)

Extent: 3/4 inch
Languages:
English
German
Old Folder Number: 11
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File IS.190.1: Lists of Survivors Germany 1945 (2 of 2)

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
German
Old Folder Number: 11
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File IS.191: Lists of Survivors from Greece 1945

Extent: 1/8 inch
Languages:
English
French
Old Folder Number: 11
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File IS.192: Lists of Hungarian Survivors 1944-1945

Extent: 1 inch
Languages:
English
French
Slovene
Old Folder Number: 19
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File IS.193: Lists of Italian Survivors 1943, 1945

Extent: 1/8 inch
Languages:
English
Italian
Old Folder Number: 6
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File IS.194: Lists of Yugoslavian Survivors 1945

Extent: 1/4 inch
Languages:
English
Italian
Old Folder Number: 16
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File IS.195: Lists of Yugoslavian Survivors 1946

Extent: 1/2 inch
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 9
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File IS.196: Lekarov uLerahok Publications 1945-1946

Extent:
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 12
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File IS.197: Reshimat Nitzulim Publications 1945-1946

Extent:
Languages:
English
Old Folder Number: 13
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