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Subject Guide: Jewish Aid and Rescue

Archival and library highlights found at the Center relating to the aid, rescue, and continued assistance of international Jewish communities in peril.

Fundraising brochure for the American Jewish Joint Distribution League, 1938. RG 117 Box 20 Folder "UJA/JDC". YIVO

About this Guide

This research guide was created with educators and researchers in mind and highlights collections accessible at the Center for Jewish History that relate to Jewish aid, rescue, and resettlement during the Holocaust and beyond. 

The Center for Jewish History illuminates history, culture, and heritage. It is the collaborative home of five partner organizations: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Each partner holds rich collections relating to war, diplomacy, and social and political history that span hundreds of years. 


Please email if you have any additional questions about the thousands of books, archival collections, and multimedia available to use for research at the Center. 

Feeding refugees at the Committee for Assistance to Jewish Refugees, [pre-WWII] (RG 380, YIVO)

The Center's Partner Organizations

For further information on each of our five partner organizations, feel free to visit their respective websites using the following links:

Share: Poster for the Jewish Relief Campaign, ca. 1914-1917 (2008.046, Yeshiva University Museum)