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1948 JDC Country Directors’ Conference

Film | Accession Number: 2019.562 | RG Number: RG-60.7115 | Film ID: 4477

The second JDC Country Directors’ Conference (April 5-11, 1948) in Paris. Attendees from the United States, nineteen European countries, North Africa, Cyprus, and the Middle East met to analyze relief, resettlement, and reconstruction operations for some 1,000,000 Holocaust survivors in Europe. Among those present were Dr. Joseph Schwartz, Chairman of the European Executive Council for JDC; JDC official and US Army Brigadier General Morris Troper; Laura Margolis, Country Director for France; Edward Warburg, JDC Chairman; Rabbi Jonah D. Wise, National Chairman of UJA; and Moses A. Leavitt, JDC's Executive Vice-Chairman. 01:12:16 INT, woman and three men seated at a table with papers and small paper tent signs “PARIS” and “NEW YORK.” Long table with men and women seated, signs on table read “POLAND,” “BRIT ZONE GERMANY,” “AUSTRIA,” and others. Men seated. One sets down his pipe and stands up, buttons his jacket and begins to speak. CU of seated man smoking a pipe. Two men seated at “PARIS” and “NEW YORK” table. Smoking women in dark glasses seated at table with two men, signs on table indicate “FRANCE” and “CYPRUS.” CU of man in glasses smoking a cigar. CU of man listening. View up between chairs towards a table with two men, one standing initially, with the sign “American Joint Distribution Committee” on the wall behind them. Man takes notes at table with “PARIS” sign. Camera pans the room of people seated at long tables as one man stands and speaks. CU woman takes notes behind the sign “DENMARK.” Men speak and people listen. View out the window, then back to the room of seated people, many smoking. EXTs, Place de la Concorde in Paris, fountain in the FG with cars driving by and Hôtel de Crillon in the BG.

Event:  1948 April 05-1948 April 11
Paris, France
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:59:39
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