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Archives Website’s “Our Stories” Section Presents Collection Highlights in a New Way

Archives Website’s “Our Stories” Section Presents Collection Highlights in a New Way

Gertrud Glanz’s Scrapbook from Shanghai

Gertrud Glanz’s Scrapbook from Shanghai

JDC Archives Artifacts and Ephemera Collection Database now open

JDC Archives Artifacts and Ephemera Collection Database now open

A Historian Reflects on His Research about Soviet Jewish Transmigrants

A Historian Reflects on His Research about Soviet Jewish Transmigrants

Denis Kozlov Lectures on Soviet Jewish Migrations to the West during the 1970s-1980s

Denis Kozlov Lectures on Soviet Jewish Migrations to the West during the 1970s-1980s

“He Remembered My Voice after 25 Years”

“He Remembered My Voice after 25 Years”

New Book on World War I and the Jews

New Book on World War I and the Jews

From Europe to the Farm

From Europe to the Farm

New Book on Wartime Refugees in Casablanca

New Book on Wartime Refugees in Casablanca

Learning More about the Children of Cyprus

Learning More about the Children of Cyprus

Trench Art in the JDC Archives

Trench Art in the JDC Archives

Joseph Benatov Lectures on the Fate of Bulgarian Jews during the Holocaust

Joseph Benatov Lectures on the Fate of Bulgarian Jews during the Holocaust

JDC Archives Showcased in Two Scholarly Publications

JDC Archives Showcased in Two Scholarly Publications

Naida Michal Brandl Lectures on Jewish Life in Croatia, 1945-1952

Naida Michal Brandl Lectures on Jewish Life in Croatia, 1945-1952

Omri Tubi Lectures on the Transnational Roots of the Jewish State and Malaria Eradication

Omri Tubi Lectures on the Transnational Roots of the Jewish State and Malaria Eradication

Do You Have a JDC Story?

Do You Have a JDC Story?

New Book on the International Committee of the Red Cross by 2014 JDC Archives Fellow, Gerald Steinacher

New Book on the International Committee of the Red Cross by 2014 JDC Archives Fellow, Gerald Steinacher

Polish Yiddish Theater Posters

Polish Yiddish Theater Posters

Do You Know What a Fuzzy Search Is in Our Database?

Do You Know What a Fuzzy Search Is in Our Database?

Badges of Honor

Badges of Honor

A JDC Connection Comes Full Circle

A JDC Connection Comes Full Circle

Do you Recognize Someone?

Do you Recognize Someone?

Genealogical Resources on Immigrants to Eretz Yisrael

Genealogical Resources on Immigrants to Eretz Yisrael

When a Letter Becomes Art

When a Letter Becomes Art

An Enduring Personal JDC Connection in Poland

An Enduring Personal JDC Connection in Poland

Natan Meir Lectures on Town Fools, Beggars, and other Outcasts in Eastern Europe

Natan Meir Lectures on Town Fools, Beggars, and other Outcasts in Eastern Europe

Russian Children’s Art

Russian Children’s Art

Michal Frankl Lectures on Jewish Refugees on the Borders of East-Central Europe, 1938

Michal Frankl Lectures on Jewish Refugees on the Borders of East-Central Europe, 1938

Rescue through Emigration in the Nazi Era

Rescue through Emigration in the Nazi Era

Genealogical Resources in the Records of JDC’s Warsaw Office, 1939-1941

Genealogical Resources in the Records of JDC’s Warsaw Office, 1939-1941

Glenn Dynner Lectures on JDC Aid to Traditionalist Jews in Interwar and Nazi-Occupied Poland

Glenn Dynner Lectures on JDC Aid to Traditionalist Jews in Interwar and Nazi-Occupied Poland

Lighting the Way

Lighting the Way

Making Connections: Linking Finding Aids and Digitized Records

Making Connections: Linking Finding Aids and Digitized Records

The SS Serpa Pinto Lists: A Resource for Genealogy Research

The SS Serpa Pinto Lists: A Resource for Genealogy Research

JDC Archives Website as a Scholarly Resource in the Digital Age

JDC Archives Website as a Scholarly Resource in the Digital Age

JDC Archival Film and Video Collections as Historical and Genealogical Resources

JDC Archival Film and Video Collections as Historical and Genealogical Resources

Luca Fenoglio Lectures on Rescue Activities in Italian-Occupied Southeastern France

Luca Fenoglio Lectures on Rescue Activities in Italian-Occupied Southeastern France

Cultivating Artists on Cyprus: The Rutenberg Seminar

Cultivating Artists on Cyprus: The Rutenberg Seminar

The JDC Archives Names Indexing Project: A Personal Retrospective

The JDC Archives Names Indexing Project: A Personal Retrospective

Mary Cox Lectures on Feeding Hungry Children after World War I

Mary Cox Lectures on Feeding Hungry Children after World War I

Rachel Blumenthal Lectures on the Creation of the Claims Conference

Rachel Blumenthal Lectures on the Creation of the Claims Conference

A Grandfather’s JDC Legacy

A Grandfather’s JDC Legacy

Finding Her “Joint Family” in the Archives

Finding Her “Joint Family” in the Archives

Issachar Ryback’s Agro-Joint Album

Issachar Ryback’s Agro-Joint Album

Entwined: Sabah, JDC, and Me

Entwined: Sabah, JDC, and Me

Anna Manchin Lectures on Jews, Communism, and Ethnicity in 1946 Hungary

Anna Manchin Lectures on Jews, Communism, and Ethnicity in 1946 Hungary

New Book Offers Insight on Early Aid to Russian Jews

New Book Offers Insight on Early Aid to Russian Jews

Records of JDC’s Role in “Operation Magic Carpet” Airlift Now Digitized

Records of JDC’s Role in “Operation Magic Carpet” Airlift Now Digitized

Medals of Honor

Medals of Honor

Documenting JDC’s Work in the Soviet Union

Documenting JDC’s Work in the Soviet Union

Miranda Carson Shares Her JDC Story

Miranda Carson Shares Her JDC Story

Andrew Falk Lectures on American Jewish Foreign Policy in the Era of World Wars

Andrew Falk Lectures on American Jewish Foreign Policy in the Era of World Wars

Traversing a Minefield to Escape Communist Hungary

Traversing a Minefield to Escape Communist Hungary

“Conditions Terrifying Utterly Hopeless”: A 1933 Telegram

“Conditions Terrifying Utterly Hopeless”: A 1933 Telegram

Festive Purim Sketches in an Israel Old Age Home

Festive Purim Sketches in an Israel Old Age Home

President Woodrow Wilson and JDC

President Woodrow Wilson and JDC

Citibank, a Mysterious Bank Account, and a Hunt in the Archives

Citibank, a Mysterious Bank Account, and a Hunt in the Archives

“Whence Shall Come Our Aid?” JDC’s Early Fundraising Campaigns

“Whence Shall Come Our Aid?” JDC’s Early Fundraising Campaigns

Harry Kamel: A Story of Gratitude

Harry Kamel: A Story of Gratitude

Memories from Aden

Memories from Aden

Painting Depicts JDC Founders

Painting Depicts JDC Founders

Gerald Steinacher Lectures on the Red Cross, Jewish Relief Agencies, and the Holocaust

Gerald Steinacher Lectures on the Red Cross, Jewish Relief Agencies, and the Holocaust

Helen Cytryn and the Joint: A Photo Identification 70 Years in the Making

Helen Cytryn and the Joint: A Photo Identification 70 Years in the Making

A Symbol for the Continuity of Jewish Life

A Symbol for the Continuity of Jewish Life

I Live. Send Help.

I Live. Send Help.

Golda Schoenbaum and the Joint: a Lifelong Relationship

Golda Schoenbaum and the Joint: a Lifelong Relationship

The 1948 Haggadah

The 1948 Haggadah

The Jews of Sosúa

The Jews of Sosúa

A Lens on Poverty

A Lens on Poverty

World War I Prisoner of War Cards Available

World War I Prisoner of War Cards Available

A Tour Guide to a Century of Global Relief Work

A Tour Guide to a Century of Global Relief Work

Esther Haskin and the Joint

Esther Haskin and the Joint

Insight into Moses Beckelman: Neither Pencil-Pusher Nor Pushover

Insight into Moses Beckelman: Neither Pencil-Pusher Nor Pushover

Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, and JDC’s Response

Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, and JDC’s Response

Using Digital Technology to Research Icaac Mendel Ganc’s Name

Using Digital Technology to Research Icaac Mendel Ganc’s Name

Delivering Food Relief with Dignity: A Unique Artifact

Delivering Food Relief with Dignity: A Unique Artifact

Emely Katz Shares Her JDC Story

Emely Katz Shares Her JDC Story

A Rosh Hashanah Story

A Rosh Hashanah Story

Lior Sternfeld Lectures on the Jewish Community in Iran from 1941 until the Revolution

Lior Sternfeld Lectures on the Jewish Community in Iran from 1941 until the Revolution

Explore JDC’s Extensive Photo Resources

Explore JDC’s Extensive Photo Resources

Collection of 40,000 Deposit Cards from the World War II Era Features Albert Einstein Record

Collection of 40,000 Deposit Cards from the World War II Era Features Albert Einstein Record

Elka Deitsch Shares her JDC Story

Elka Deitsch Shares her JDC Story

Traditional Ethiopian Pottery

Traditional Ethiopian Pottery

Special Video of Operation Solomon, the 1991 Airlift of 14,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel

Special Video of Operation Solomon, the 1991 Airlift of 14,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel

Joan Finkelstein Shares Her JDC Story

Joan Finkelstein Shares Her JDC Story

Long-Time JDC Staffer Donates Treasure Trove of Images to Archives

Long-Time JDC Staffer Donates Treasure Trove of Images to Archives

Polish Jewish Expellees from Germany (1938-1939) Receiving JDC Aid

Polish Jewish Expellees from Germany (1938-1939) Receiving JDC Aid

Yom HaShoah and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Yom HaShoah and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

A Timely Seder

A Timely Seder

Symbol of Freedom: Seder Plate Distributed in Displaced Persons Camps

Symbol of Freedom: Seder Plate Distributed in Displaced Persons Camps

New Release Pays Tribute to Forgotten Heroes of Soviet Jewish Collective

New Release Pays Tribute to Forgotten Heroes of Soviet Jewish Collective

Miriam Steinberg Weiss Shares Her Father’s JDC Story

Miriam Steinberg Weiss Shares Her Father’s JDC Story

JDC Founding Telegram, 1914

JDC Founding Telegram, 1914

JDC Archives Documents in Forthcoming Book on Minsk

JDC Archives Documents in Forthcoming Book on Minsk

Historic Sound Recording from 1949 Operation Magic Carpet

Historic Sound Recording from 1949 Operation Magic Carpet

Bela Schoenfeld Shares Her JDC Story

Bela Schoenfeld Shares Her JDC Story

As Jews Today Celebrate the Siyum HaShas, Remembering the Publication of the “JDC Talmud”

As Jews Today Celebrate the Siyum HaShas, Remembering the Publication of the “JDC Talmud”

Early Soviet Jewish Life Captured on Film

Early Soviet Jewish Life Captured on Film

Happy Purim!

Happy Purim!

Reuven Avital’s Story

Reuven Avital’s Story

Postcard from Theresienstadt

Postcard from Theresienstadt

A Silent Yizkor

A Silent Yizkor

Refuge in Jamaica

Refuge in Jamaica

Historic JDC Poster

Historic JDC Poster

A Call to Action

A Call to Action

Lodz Ghetto Currency

Lodz Ghetto Currency

Woodrow Wilson’s Appeal

Woodrow Wilson’s Appeal