Below is a description of the lists currently searchable in the Names Database.
The remittance lists include both the names and addresses of remitters and beneficiaries, prime genealogical material that cannot be found elsewhere.
In the 1917-1920 period these remittances exceeded $6,966,195.
The JDC Archives has indexed remittance lists from Poland (including the “Occupied Territory”), Romania, Palestine, and Russia.
Files include: Poland Remittances 1, 1915-1917 (PDF 1.70 MB) Poland Remittances 2, 1915-1917 (PDF 21.5 MB)Russia Remittances, 1916-1917 (PDF 1.10 MB)Romania Remittances, 1916-1918 (PDF 1.61 MB)Palestine Remittances, 1918 (PDF 4.89 MB)Remittances for Jaffa, 1918 (PDF 604 KB)Remittances for Palestine, August 1, 1918 (PDF 736 KB)Remittances for Palestine, July 11, 1918 (PDF 1.55 MB)Remittances for Saffed, Palestine, 1918 (PDF 200 KB)Remittances for Poland (“Occupied Territory”), 1918 (PDF 1.20 MB)Poland Remittances 3, 1919 (PDF 9.29 MB)Jewish Men from Rohatyn, Poland Imprisoned in Siberia, 1916 (PDF 703 KB): A 1916 list of those from the Galician town of Rohatyn, Poland imprisoned in Siberia.
The entire male population, aged 12 to 70, was imprisoned by Russian troops, leaving a community of starving women and children, to whom the JDC endeavors to distribute proper aid.
Aid to Rabbis in the Russian Empire and Palestine, 1916 (PDF 2.43 MB): Lists from 1916 detailing financial aid for prominent rabbis.
Jews from the Russian Empire Requesting Contact with Relatives, 1917 (PDF 2.25 MB): JDC representatives assisted Jews from the former Russian Empire in attempts to contact and locate their relatives in the West.
JDC representatives acted as intermediaries between relatives in this 1917 list and provided aid.
Injured Jewish Prisoners of War Repatriated to Their Home Countries, 1920- (PDF 12.4 MB): In the aftermath of World War I, JDC, together with the American Red Cross and other groups, sought to repatriate 160,000 prisoners of war in Siberia, 10,000 of whom were Jewish.