Archives of The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.
|ID Code:||NY AR193344|
|Creator:||American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee|
|Title:||Records of the New York Office of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1933 - 1944|
|Bulk Dates:||1933 - 1944|
|Extent:||112 linear feet|
|Link:||Selected Documents from the 1933-1944 Collection|
|Location:||American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, New York Archives|
- the struggle of Jews in Germany and the mounting emigration following enactment of the Nuremberg Laws, Kristallnacht, and the annexation of Austria and the Sudetenland;
- the expulsion of Polish Jews from Germany and the plight of the homeless in “no-man’s-land” along the Czech frontier and in Zbaszyn on the Polish border;
- the role of loan kassas in economic life;
- the saga of the St. Louis and other sailings from Portuguese, North African, and Japanese ports;
- relief efforts for Jewish refugees in Shanghai;
- emigration from Vilna via the Trans-Siberian railroad to Vladivostok and then Japan;
- the situation in French internment camps and the deportations of Jews from occupied and unoccupied France;
- the work of Varian Fry and the Emergency Rescue Committee;
- the shipment of food packages to Theresienstadt and other concentration camps; and
- the Teheran parcel service for refugees in Asiatic Russia.
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Example: JDC Archives, Records of the New York Office of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1933 - 1944, Folder #433, Incoming Cable from Jewish Board Deputies to Johannesburg, 10/09/1942.
- the American Friends Service Committee and the American Red Cross, both long-standing JDC partners;
- the Hebrew Sheltering & Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) and the Jewish Colonization Association (ICA) which both joined JDC in creating HICEM for emigration aid and resettlement;
- the High Commission for Refugees Coming from Germany, established by the League of Nations, the Inter-Governmental Committee on Refugees, initiated by President Roosevelt, and the United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA);
- German-Jewish (later European-Jewish) Children’s Aid and the U.S. Committee for the Care of European Children;
- the Jewish Agency for Palestine and the American Palestine Campaign, which later merged with the United Palestine Appeal (UPA);
- ORT and OSE, funded by JDC to implement vocational, medical, and childcare programs.