American Joint Distribution Committee in Poland

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2007.256
  • RG-15.120M
1 Jan 1945 - 31 Dec 1949
Level of Description
  • Polish
  • English
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Hungarian
  • Yiddish
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

300,340 digital images, JPEG

444 microfilm reels (digitized), 35 mm

84 digital images of posters, JPEG

5 CDs,

Archival History

Żydowski Instytut Historyczny im. Emanuela Ringelbluma


Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

Source of acquisition is the Żydowski Instytut Historyczny im. Emanuela Ringelbluma (ŻIH). The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection from ŻIH via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in Sep. and Nov. 2007. Additional records were transferred to the Archives in April and Nov. 2008 (Reels 210-345).

Scope and Content

Contains 2,445 Polish- and English-language files of the American Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) in Warsaw, including those of the Secretary’s Office and the Emigration, Individual Relief and Welfare, Tracing, Warehouses, Bookkeeping, Administration, and other departments or units. Contents reflect the AJDC’s main activities: rendering material assistance (e.g., food, medicine, clothing, tools) and funding organizations such as the Central Committee of Jews in Poland, the Bund, Zionist movements, youth associations, religious societies, and Hebrew schools.

System of Arrangement

The system of arrangement of the source repository has been preserved on the digital files. Arranged in 14 series: 1. Sekretariat; 2. Wydział Prawny; 3. Wydział Kontroli; 4. Wydział Poszukiwań; 5. Wydział Pomocy Indywidualnej; 6.Wydział Ziomkostw; 7. Wydział Emigracyjny; 8. Wydział Transportowy; 9. Wydział Transportowy w Gdyni; 10. Wydział Magazynów; 11. Wydział Buchalterii; 12. Wydział Gospodarczy (Aprowizacyjny); 13. Referat Aprowizacyjny; 14. Varia.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Żydowski Instytut Historyczny im. Emanuela Ringelbluma

Corporate Bodies



This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.