JDC Documents


The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) helped support Jewish communities, both during and after World War I and World War II.  In addition to providing help to the communities during World War II, they assisted Jews who were fleeing from Nazi-occupied countries. During this time, JDC helped refugees in more than forty countries in eastern and Western Europe, Asia and Latin America by assisting with travel expenses, food and shelter.

After 1945 JDC also helped with the care of child survivors, the tracing of relatives, the reestablishment of Jewish religious and cultural life, and the emigration of survivors to various countries abroad. The records of much of this help exist in the registration cards that the refugees completed.  Below are some samples of such cards from Bukachevtsy natives.

(Thanks to JDC for these images.)


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