A print of a drawing by Sylvia Malkowitz depicts a Joint Distribution worker sitting at a desk next to a client in felt hat. A map to Hamburg is on the wall, next to two pictures of Men taking down a fence. Signed 'HE 47' in the bottom center. Narrative: Sylvia Benjamin (then Markowitz) started working as overseas staff for the American Joint Distribution Committee in Dec 1945. Her first assignment was at the Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons camp near Hamburg. She was charged with interviewing for and distributing visas to Sweden, helping Jews locate surviving family, and for arranging medical care. After 6 months she was transferred to Hamburg where she helped re-establish a Jewish community. Her focus was on rebuilding a sense of community and spirit above mere survival requirements.