American Joint Distribution Committee Archives Post WWII Accessible Online

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) placed their post-World War II New York 1945-1954 Collection online and its accessible for free.  This collection chronicles the vital rescue, relief, and rehabilitation programs that JDC developed in the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust and World War II.  This collection contains over 2,800 files, including policy memos, telegrams, correspondence generated by JDC’s New York Headquarters, and compelling eyewitness reports from JDC field staff working in Displaced Persons and refugee camps in Germany, Austria and Italy.  To read more about  the archives see: Original url:

To browse some of the collection highlights go to:

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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