New JDC Photo-Book Reveals Long Lost Einstein letter, Rare World War II-era Images
A long lost letter from physicist Albert Einstein and rare photos — including one from the Warsaw Ghetto smuggled out of Poland during World War II — are among the historic documents revealed for the first time in I Live. Send Help, a new art book of modern Jewish history published by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Released on the occasion of the humanitarian group’s centennial, the 160-page volume of photographs, vintage posters, and letters dating from 1914 has been compiled from JDC’s extensive Global Archives in New York and Jerusalem. Author Merri Ukraincik provided accompanying texts while award-winning novelist David Bezmozgis, whose family members were aided by JDC when they left Soviet Latvia for North America, wrote the volume’s prologue.