Canadian Jewish Heritage Network

JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE - publicity photographs.

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Collection
JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE - publicity photographs.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Env. 2500 photographs.
Fonds No.
I0041
Scope and Content
Publicity photos and accompanying press captions depicting overseas relief to Jews in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Photos are organized chronologically and by location. Subjects include displaced persons camps, Jewish ghettos, mellahs, and poor neighbourhoods in Europe and North Africa.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE - publicity photographs.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Env. 2500 photographs.
Scope and Content
Publicity photos and accompanying press captions depicting overseas relief to Jews in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Photos are organized chronologically and by location. Subjects include displaced persons camps, Jewish ghettos, mellahs, and poor neighbourhoods in Europe and North Africa.
Date
1920-1970.
Fonds No.
I0041
History Biographical
The American Joint Distribution Committee, popularly known as the JDC or "Joint," was founded in 1914 to alleviate the suffering of Jews in wartime. Functioning to a greater or lesser extent through the pre-WWII period, the JDC became very active in relief and rescue schemes during the war. Efforts reached a peak in the immediate post-war period, with the feeding, clothing and rehabilitation of Jews in displaced persons camps and in the remnants of the European Jewish communities. Work was also carried out in North Africa and other non-European Jewish communities. Based in New York, the organization is still in operation.
Custodial History
The photographs were most likely received by CJC during and after World War II as a function of the shared goals of the JDC and CJC/UJRA in the area of refugee assistance.
Notes
PC 4.Photos less than 50 years old may only be published with the permission of the American Joint Distribution Committee in New York.The file subjects are listed in the computer database (collection PC 4).
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
Images
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