Jointnik Uncovers Roots on New JDC Site

Gila's grandfather, Felix Kozak, at his cousin's family farm in Westfield, Massachusetts in 1953.
Gila's grandfather, Felix Kozak, at his cousin's family farm in Westfield, Massachusetts in 1953.

We’re thrilled for current Jointnik and former JDC Jewish Service Corps Fellow Gila Ward Menda, who logged on to JDC’s recently launched Our Shared Legacy site to discover a piece of her own family history. The site allows visitors to search a database of over 500,000 names and photos from 14 countries where JDC worked to help Jews in need during and following World War II. Gila intuited that the newly accessible trove might hold records of her grandfather’s experience during the Holocaust or his voyage to America. Find out what she uncovered on the JDC: In Service blog. And explore Our Shared Legacy for yourself to see if a piece of your family story might be just a mouse click away.



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