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Numerous books have been written about JDC, and the “Joint” has been sourced in hundreds of publications. The following are some of the most significant books published that provide historical overviews on the work of JDC.

Abramovitch, Stanley. Lighting Up the Soul: Stories from a Changing Jewish World. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Penina Press, 2011.

Abramovitch, Stanley. From Survival to Renewal: A Memoir of Six Decades in a Changing Jewish World. Jerusalem: Gefen Publishing House, 2008.Yehuda

Agar, Herbert. The Saving Remnant: An Account of Jewish Survival. New York: Viking Press, 1960.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Henry Friedlander, and Sybil Milton, gen. eds. Archives of the Holocaust: An International Collection of Selected Documents, vol. 10, parts 1 and 2. New York: Garland Publishing, 1995.

Bauer, Yehuda. American Jewry and the Holocaust: The American Joint Distribution Committee 1939–1945. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1981.

Bauer, Yehuda. Flight and Rescue: Bricha. New York: Random House, 1970.

Bauer, Yehuda. My Brother’s Keeper: A History of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 1929–1939. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1974.

Bauer, Yehuda. Out of the Ashes: The Impact of American Jews on Post-Holocaust European Jewry. New York: Pergamon Press, 1989.

Handlin, Oscar. A Continuing Task: The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 1914–1964. New York: Random House, 1964.

In Every Generation: The JDC Haggadah. From the Archives of “The Joint,” the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Commentary by Ari L. Goldman; foreword by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin. New York: Devora, 2010.

Laub, Morris. Last Barrier to Freedom: Internment of Jewish Holocaust Survivors on Cyprus 1946-1949. Berkeley, California: Judah L. Magnes Museum, 1985.

Rutland, Suzanne D. and Rood, Sarah. Nationality: Stateless, Destination: Australia The Joint (JDC) and the Australian Survivor Community. New York: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 2008.

Shachtman, Tom. I Seek My Brethren: Ralph Goldman and “The Joint.” New York: Newmarket Press, 2001.

“To the Rescue: Eight Artists in an Archive.” An exhibition organized by Lookout for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, held at the International Center of Photography, New York, February 12–June 16, 1999.

Ukraincik, Merri. I Live. Send Help. 100 Years of Jewish History in Images from the JDC Archives. New York: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 2014

Weiner, Anita. Renewal: Reconnecting Soviet Jewry to the Jewish People. A Decade of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJJDC) Activities in the Former Soviet Union 1988-1998. New York: University Press of America, 2003.

Zertal, Idith, curator. To Save a World: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJJDC) 1914–1984. Catalog of a photographic exhibition held at the Nahum Goldmann Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, Tel Aviv, Summer 1984. Text in Hebrew and English. Tel Aviv: 1984.