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Special Film Viewing: Rare Archival Footage from a Century of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

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Monday, September 8, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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In honor of the centennial of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, the JDC is co-sponsoring a two-day conference of scholars from around the world whose research focuses on its history. The workshop will culminate in this public program, featuring rare archival films from the JDC Archives treasures of the organization’s work over the last century. Highlights include rare footage of life in Poland on the eve of the Holocaust, excerpts from a 1941 film addressing JDC’s response to the Nazi advance in Europe, a historic sound recording about the airlift of Yemenite Jews to Israel, and documentary video footage of the life-saving JDC rescue convoy from besieged Sarajevo to safe haven. Those familiar with JDC’s history, along with the newly initiated, will appreciate this unique opportunity to experience the breadth of the organization’s life-saving work depicted on screen and through audio recordings.

Admission is complimentary, but an RSVP is required.

The event is co-sponsored by:

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
The Center for Jewish History
Brown University, Program in Jewish Studies
University of Hartford, The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies
The Ohio State University, Melton Center for Jewish Studies
The Salo W. and Jeannette M. Baron Foundation

 
 

 

 

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