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Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.0116 | RG Number: RG-19.071

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    The collection consists of a document prepared by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Paris between July 18 and Aug 2, 1939. The document is titled "Ms. St-Louis passengers and their distribution" containing a list of 907 passengers. The collection also consists of reports, memos, correspondence (letters and cables), news releases, minutes of meetings, summaries, and surveys related to assisting survivors; newly liberated displaced persons in camps in Germany (e.g. Landsberg, Bergen-Belsen, Heidelberg, Bremen, etc. ), and in Austria (e.g. Neustadt, Villach, Linz, etc.); moving children to Switzerland; helping refugees (e.g. from Poland) to emigrate, repatriation issues, education of surviving children; the general situation in Germany and Austria; growing trends of antisemitism; and personnel and staff issues of the AJDC.
    inclusive:  1945-1950
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    From the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committtee Archives, AR3344.384
    Collection Creator
    American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
    The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. The JDC was founded in 1914 to assist Jewish persons in Palestine during World War I. The Holocaust and World War II caused the JDC to ramp up its relief efforts. With the end of the war in 1945, Jewish survivors were placed into hastily created displaced persons camps throughout Europe. Along with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA), the JDC helped administer these camps and provide supplies. The JDC has aided millions of Jews in more than 85 countries.

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    1 box
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    Chronologically arranged

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    Conditions on Access
    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing station. There are no additional access restrictions to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Copyright held by The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. (AJDC). The publication of AJDC records in any format requires the written permission of the JDC Archives. Users must apply in writing for permission to reproduce or publish manuscript materials found in this collection. The USHMM Archives will not provide a reproduction of microfilm reels to any third party but researchers can make copies of individual documents. Researchers should give a credit to the AJDC Archives in Jerusalem when citing documents from the collection.

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    Administrative Notes

    The records were originally copied for the Liberation exhibition at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Subsequently the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) Archives donated the records to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives in December 1994.
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