Our Stories


Explore dynamic presentations of JDC’s critical work assisting Jews in crisis since 1914 based on the Archives’ remarkable collection of images and documents. Additional historic images are available in our photo galleries.

A Joint Effort: JDC’s Beginnings, 1914-1921

JDC’s evolution in the dark time of World War I.

Beyond Relief: JDC in Interwar Ukraine and Crimea

JDC’s Agro-Joint gave Soviet Jews new opportunities.

Everything Possible: JDC and the Children of the DP Camps

The Joint’s work with children in displaced persons camps after WWII.

JDC Artifacts through the Years

Experience JDC’s global activities through objects and ephemera intertwined with the story of JDC.

Imagine More: The Women of JDC

JDC salutes the women who have furthered our mission for over a century.

In Memoriam

We honor our fallen colleagues who lost their lives in service to JDC and to the Jewish people.

Dear Visitors,

Since the launch of our online database, the JDC Archives has been proud to offer the public free access to our digitized material. Our users can access records previously available only in person. Our online Text Collections have grown to 3.85 million pages, our Photo Collection to 76,000 digital images, and we have expanded our Names Index. We have also opened our Artifacts and AV Databases.

Now, for the first time, we are asking for your support. Your contributions will help us to further enrich our online offerings. Please donate today.