Organization of Services for Overseas Jewry

By Benjamin Glassberg

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

This piece explores Jewish social work on the international scene with a specific focus on Jews in Europe and the work of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) and the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees (IGC). The author highlights how the publicity surrounding the organization of UNRRA awakened false hopes of the extent of assistance which it could give. UNRRA's chief activity in ex-enemy countries aside from Italy was confined to Germany and Austria where it has functioned very effectively in aiding the military in the repatriation of United Nations nationals, while the IGC works through the local relief organizations and the JDC to which it makes grants for specific functions. The piece concludes by asserting that the experience since VE Day with intergovernmental relief and rehabilitation agencies demonstrates that the homeless and helpless Jewish survivors of the last tragic decade must look for assistance largely to their fellow Jews in the U.S. for help.

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

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol.23/no.1

Page Number(s): 13-20

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Europe

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Glassberg, Benjamin. Organization of Services for Overseas Jewry. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. September 1946: 13-20.


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