Catalogue of the Archives of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee by Rose Klepfisz (and Eleanor Mlotek, vol. 2, and Emil Lang, vol. 3), 3 vols. (1964–74), covering 1914–32; vol. 4, for 1933–45, in preparation.
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In 1920 Dr. Rosenblatt became regional director for Russia. He and the JDC overseas unit no. 1, along with the JDC's Ukraine Commission, went to Russia in the spring. Unit no. 1 reached Kiev in April, organizing relief distribution at once. The Ukraine Commission then entered the country, reaching an agreement with the Soviet government's Moscow Relief Committee about relief distribution. In July 1920 the JDC established an office in Reval, Estonia, to transmit supplies (in cooperation with the British Society of Friends). The materials again cover pogroms (in Ukraine and Byelorussia), the relief work, finances, political conditions throughout Russia, reconstruction efforts, cooperatives, emigration, and relations with the Soviet regime. There are appeals of Russian Jewish organizations for all kinds of assistance—child care, medical, cultural, religious. Correspondents in these files include Allen Wardwell of the American Red Cross, and M. M. Vinaver. 1 memorandum is from General A. I. Denikin.