Searching the JDC Archives during the Conference #rabbinic

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion <martha@...>

The Archives of the JDC (Joint Distribution Committee) are preparing
for researchers >from the Jerusalem 2004 Conference the week of 4 July.
Under normal circumstances, they are not set up for more than a tiny
number of users. However, for the Conference, they are preparing a
special adjoining room which they will furnish with microfilm readers
and special material of interest to us. They are planning to open
this room on Tuesday and Thursday between 15:00 and 18:00 and on
Wednesday between 08:00 and 10:00. The JDC Archive is very flexible
and willing to open this room additional hours as well. They have
asked that you register with them so they can get some idea of how
many people to expect.

What can you expect to find at the JDC? They have a microfilm made
from registration cards of people seeking help during World War II
through Joint offices in Munich, Vienna and Barcelona. This comprises
some 80,000 names with family details. After the war, the Joint had a
location office in Istambul which tried to locate refugees and lost
families. These records are also available. And finally, there is a
list of survivors, which, alas, does not have a search engine. This
list is arranged according to location, and then by family names
arranged alphabetically. The JDC lists include additional information
that is not available at Yad Vashem.

If you wish to do research at the JDC Archives during the Conference,
please send an email to them at <>

We look forward to seeing you in Jerusalem!

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004

[Moderator's Note: For more details on the AJJDC Archives in
Jerusalem, see ]

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