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Joint Distribution Committee
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Aid organization founded in November of 1914, which initially provided assistance to Jews adversely affected by the First World War. Headquartered in New York, the Joint Distribution Committee (abbreviated: Joint; full name: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) grew in subsequent years to oversee an annual budget that made it the world's largest Jewish humanitarian organization. In th…

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Estraikh, Gennady, “Joint Distribution Committee”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 28 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0362>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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