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Jewish baby health station

Photographer unknown1921

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives

The conflicts and pogroms that took place during and after World War I brought disease, famine, and dislocation to hundreds of thousands of Jews in Central and Eastern Europe, especially in Poland. In response, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (“the Joint”), established soup kitchens, reconstructed and equipped hospitals, supported orphanages, and sent food in convoys of trucks to hundreds of towns and villages in Poland. An array of medical and sanitary programs was developed in order to safeguard Jewish health, including baby health stations for young mothers and their children. This particular station was established by the Joint in collaboration with the American Red Cross.

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  • Title: Jewish baby health station
  • Creator: Photographer unknown
  • Date Created: 1921
  • Location: Piotrkow Trybunalski
  • Physical Dimensions: 6 1/2" x 9"
  • Rights: The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives
  • External Link: Link to JDC Archives Website
  • Medium: photograph

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