The Jdc at 100: A Century of Humanitarianism

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Wayne State University Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 1.13 inches | 1.87 pounds

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About the Author

Avinoam Patt is the Philip D. Feltman Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford and co-editor of The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction (Wayne State University Press, 2015).

Atina Grossmann is professor of history at Cooper Union in New York. She is co-editor of Shelter from the Holocaust: Rethinking Jewish Survival in the Soviet Union (Wayne State University Press, 2017).

Linda G. Levi is the director of Global Archives at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and editor of I Live. Send Help: 100 Years of Jewish History in Images from the JDC Archives.

Maud S. Mandel is president of Williams College and professor of history in the program in Judaic Studies. She is co-editor of Colonialism and the Jews.


Few organizations have histories as important and powerful as the JDC. Its century of service make it worthy of a book as excellent as this one, which we can hope, will inspire many more scholarly projects. The JDC truly deserves to be the focus of research and attention.

--Hasia R. Diner

This volume is of great value for scholars working on a wide variety of projects: on specific topics and communities in which the JDC was involved; comparative studies on the challenges confronting Jews in modern times; the problems facing refugees and emigrants; and the work of global aid organizations. Individuals interested in family histories that intersect with events described
in this volume will find the relevant articles extremely useful, providing the necessary context for their own stories, as well as ample
sources to continue their search.

--Michal Ben Ya'akov "The American Jewish Archives Journal"