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The Jewish Central Information Office was founded by Alfred Wiener, a German Jew who worked for the Central Association of German Citizens of Jewish Faith ( Centralverein deutscher Staatsbürger jüdischen Glaubens ). In 1933 he fled to Amsterdam where he founded the agency along with David Cohen. The JCIO produced reports to spread word of the activities that were occurring in Nazi Germany. In 1939 the office was moved to London, where it became known as the Wiener Library.
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency was founded in 1917 by Jacob Landau to gather and broadcast news that concerned Jewish communities worldwide. It was originally known as the Jewish Correspondence Bureau.
From the guide to the Jewish Press Agencies Collection, 1933-1935, bulk 1934-1935, (Leo Baeck Institute)