In a remarkable sixty-five year odyssey, Stanley Abramovitch criss-crossed the Jewish world on behalf of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC or the “Joint”) bringing aid and simple caring to Jews in need in more than twenty countries on three continents.
Through his life’s work, Stanley did more than just bear witness to the great events of post-Holocaust Jewish history. He helped shape them.
In these pages, Stanley captures a dramatic and often poignant dimension of this history: the individual stories of the men, women and children whose lives reflect times and circumstances that are now only memory. We learn of their challenges – of the struggles and the immense strength that enabled them, their communities and our people, to overcome difficult times.
Through his stories, Stanley Abramovitch offers us a precious and fascinating window on a Jewish world that has changed beyond recognition in just one lifetime.