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JDC in the 1950s

Yemenite resident of MALBEN’s Kfar Zkenim at Ein Shemer working on a traditional embroidery project.

c.1952

JDC’s first cargo of preserved kosher beef is loaded aboard the SS Ashburn.

New York harbor, June 1919

Grappling with the trauma of the aftermath of the Holocaust and the unprecedented needs in Israel, JDC was extensively involved with supporting every facet of immigration to the new state, from financing dramatic rescue operations to operating programs that facilitate immigrant integration into Israeli society. Amid these dramatic developments for world Jewry, JDC continued to assist Jewish communities in Muslim countries and to help with reconstruction in European Jewish communities.

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1950s : Jews in the Muslim World—The Ingathering to Israel and Aid for Those Left Behind

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A JDC Archives Fellow Discusses Her Research on Jewish Life in 1950s Poland

A JDC Archives Fellow Discusses Her Research on Jewish Life in 1950s Poland

A Major Expansion of the JDC Archives Names Index: Transmigrant Case File Index

A Major Expansion of the JDC Archives Names Index: Transmigrant Case File Index

Sylvia Hershcovitz Lectures on Mela Iancu: A Holocaust Heroine in Romania

Sylvia Hershcovitz Lectures on Mela Iancu: A Holocaust Heroine in Romania

Frankee Lyons Lectures on the JDC in Post-Stalinist Poland, 1957-1960s

Frankee Lyons Lectures on the JDC in Post-Stalinist Poland, 1957-1960s

Prevention & Partnership: Launch of JDC’s Virtual Public Health Exhibit

Prevention & Partnership: Launch of JDC’s Virtual Public Health Exhibit

AJDC Paris Emigration Service Index Cards Added to Names Index

AJDC Paris Emigration Service Index Cards Added to Names Index

JDC Geneva 1955-1964 Collection Now Digitized

JDC Geneva 1955-1964 Collection Now Digitized

MyHeritage Adds JDC Emigration Service Card Records to Its Online Offerings

MyHeritage Adds JDC Emigration Service Card Records to Its Online Offerings

Michal Ben Ya’akov Lectures on Images of Moroccan Jews and Perceptions of American Jews, 1942-1954

Michal Ben Ya’akov Lectures on Images of Moroccan Jews and Perceptions of American Jews, 1942-1954

Lauren Henry Lectures on The JDC and the Jews of Alsace and Algeria, 1940-1963

Lauren Henry Lectures on The JDC and the Jews of Alsace and Algeria, 1940-1963

A Tale from Australia

A Tale from Australia

From JDC Iran to Morocco with a Healing Mission

From JDC Iran to Morocco with a Healing Mission

JDC Jerusalem Collection from Post-World War II Digitized

JDC Jerusalem Collection from Post-World War II Digitized

Rachel Blumenthal Lectures on the Creation of the Claims Conference

Rachel Blumenthal Lectures on the Creation of the Claims Conference

Young Scholar Researches Postwar Aid to Belgium

Young Scholar Researches Postwar Aid to Belgium

Second Generation Holocaust Survivor Discovers Father’s DP Camp Soccer League Was Sponsored by JDC

Second Generation Holocaust Survivor Discovers Father’s DP Camp Soccer League Was Sponsored by JDC

Traversing a Minefield to Escape Communist Hungary

Traversing a Minefield to Escape Communist Hungary

Festive Purim Sketches in an Israel Old Age Home

Festive Purim Sketches in an Israel Old Age Home

All JDC Records from Post-World War II Period Digitized

All JDC Records from Post-World War II Period Digitized

Records from JDC 1955-1964 Collection Now Available Online

Records from JDC 1955-1964 Collection Now Available Online

JDC Stockholm Collection 1941-1967 Now Online

JDC Stockholm Collection 1941-1967 Now Online

Through the Curators Lens: Leslie Fried Identifies JDC Materials for Opening Exhibit at the Alaska Jewish Museum

Through the Curators Lens: Leslie Fried Identifies JDC Materials for Opening Exhibit at the Alaska Jewish Museum

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

JDC Records from Post-WWII Period Now Accessible Online

JDC Records from Post-WWII Period Now Accessible Online

Hungarian Refugee Cards, 1956-1957, Now Available in JDC Names Index

Hungarian Refugee Cards, 1956-1957, Now Available in JDC Names Index

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