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Green envelope with handwritten address written in blue. Back flap includes a return address and white sticker.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: In addition to its various humanitarian missions, the American Joint Distribution Committee acted as a mail carrier not only for its field workers, but also for refugees, displaced persons and other Jews in need. For the most part, this service was provided through its Paris office. Mail would be gathered at other offices and sent by courier to Paris whence it would then be sent abroad either by messenger or under cover to a local Jewish agency for distribution. This is an envelope with the return address "c/o A.J.D.C./ Paris", with "Opened by/ Mil. Cen.-Civil Mails" seal accross flap, to Jerusalem, with large AJDC double circle hand stamp.


4 1/2 x 5 3/4"


AJDC, Paris, American Joint Distribution Committee, Jerusalem



The American Joint Distribution Committee as Courier post-World War II Envelope to Palestine



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