Survival, Challenges & Healing

September 4, 2011 at 7:43 am Leave a comment

Dear Friends,

Excerpts from the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) documents shown below bring into sharp focus their involvement with refugees arriving in Haiti in 1939-40. As noted, Bill’s father Ernest Mohr was the Joint Relief Committee secretary and worked closely with them on the ground in Haiti. He also connected with the New York City office of JDC after immigration to New York.

The survivors had suffered tremendous losses and for many of them donations from JDC for living expenses were necessary. Thankfully, JDC’s presence in Haiti offered a much needed ray of hope and support.

Our deep gratitude to Haiti for opening its doors to all.

Thank you to Eva Meinberg Aviad, wife of former Israeli ambassador Yacov Aviad, and Tikkun Olam Award winner # 10, for the moving Los Angeles Times article, A Holocaust survivor raised a fist to death.”

Harriet and Bill

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Bill Mohr en route to Haiti                                Bill (right) age 5 in Port-au-Prince

Excerpts (below) from the Joint Relief Committee of Haiti, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s affiliate in Port-au-Prince in 1939.
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