You can now check out a remarkable new resource from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) that allows people to search deep inside JDC’s massive, newly digitized collection of World War II era documents and photographs.
Holocaust survivors and their families can determine if a person’s name appears among the over 500,000 Jews listed in materials now posted by JDC from its work rescuing Jews during and after the War. Documents can be viewed and downloaded. You can also browse over 1,500 photos from the DP camps and other places where “The Joint” worked during and after the Shoah. You may then be able to help JDC identify the people in the photos.
To do a search and to see these dramatic materials and photos, please visit the website at www.jdc.org/sharedlegacy.
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, supported by the Jewish Federations of North America. JDC works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters. To learn more, visit www.JDC.org.