2018-02-28 / Mideast

Place dedicated to preserve history

A center for the historical records of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee was dedicated in the group’s Jerusalem offices.

The Marshall M. Weinberg JDC Archives is a climate-controlled, state-of-the-art facility that will house the historic archival records of JDC’s Jerusalem and overseas offices.

The archives, spanning 1914 to present day, includes over three miles of documents, 100,000 photographs, a research library of more than 6,000 books, 1,100 audio recordings including oral histories, and a collection of 2,500 videos. Since its founding during World War I, the JDC has provided humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in 70 countries. (JTA)

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