Rescue and Relief Work of the World Jewish Congress

By Kurt R. Grossman

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, September 1946

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) was founded in Geneva in 1936 at a time when it was apparent that the Jewish tragedy made necessary one world organization for the purpose of trying to cope with the emergency, which had arisen from the prevailing situation. In the endeavors of the WJC to help the surviving Jews abroad, the organization holds to the idea that those to whom they are sending relief supplies should have their own administration which should receive the WJC's goods or funds and distribute them according to the local needs and according to their appraisal of their own situation. This paper highlights how the WJC is laying the foundation for the reconstruction of the Jewish people by uniting Jewish families in sending relief supplies to distressed Jews.

Topic: Social Services, War, Shoah, International Relief/Aid, Family, Refugees, Holocaust, Global Responsibility

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol.23/no.1

Page Number(s): 22-24

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Grossman, Kurt R. Rescue and Relief Work of the World Jewish Congress. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. September 1946: 22-24. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5909


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