The Jdc at 100: A Century of Humanitarianism (MP3 CD)

The Jdc at 100: A Century of Humanitarianism By Elizabeth Wiley (Read by), Avinoam Patt (Contribution by), Avinoam Patt (Editor) Cover Image
By Elizabeth Wiley (Read by), Avinoam Patt (Contribution by), Avinoam Patt (Editor)
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The JDC at 100: A Century of Humanitarianism traces the history of the JDC--an organization founded to aid victims of World War I that has played a significant role in preserving and sustaining Jewish life across the globe. The thirteen essays in this volume, edited by Avinoam Patt, Atina Grossmann, Linda G. Levi, and Maud S. Mandel, reflect critically on the organization's transformative impact on Jewish communities throughout the world, covering topics such as aid for refugees from National Socialism in Cuba, Shanghai, Tehran, the Dominican Republic, France, Belgium, and Australia; assistance to Holocaust survivors in Displaced Persons camps for rebuilding and emigration; and assistance in Rome and Vienna to Soviet Jewish transmigrants in the 1970s. Despite the sustained transnational humanitarian work of this pioneering non-governmental organization, scholars have published surprisingly little devoted to the history and remarkable accomplishments of the JDC, nor have they comprehensively explored the JDC's role on the ground in many regions and cultures. This volume seeks to address those gaps not only by assessing the widespread impact of the JDC but also by showcasing the richness and depth of the JDC Archives as a resource for examining modern Jewish history in a global context.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781665119641
ISBN-10: 1665119640
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Publication Date: October 29th, 2019
Language: English