National Jewish Welfare Board, Army-Navy Division records undated, 1917-1955, 1969, 1974


National Jewish Welfare Board, Army-Navy Division records undated, 1917-1955, 1969, 1974

The collection consists mainly of minutes, surveys, reports, photographs and correspondence of both JWB personnel and U.S. military chaplains, directed toward or concerns with the Jewish men in the Armed Forces. The material covers such topics as arrangements for holidays (primarily the High Holy Days and Passover)--special food needs, services, furloughs, prayerbooks; budgeting and staffing; registration and marking of Jewish graves; anti-Semitism in the military; the general problems of Kashruth; communication between the men and their families; and general recreation and entertainment.

171.5 linear feet (343 manuscript boxes)



SNAC Resource ID: 6346066

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