Melvin Dubinsky was one of four St. Louis Jewish community leaders who spent time in displaced persons’ camps in France, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Palestine in 1948 as part of the Joint Distribution Committee. He tells about subsequent trips to Europe and Israel and his leadership roles in the resettlement process. He also describes other leaders of that period.
Location: Austria • France • Germany • Israel • Italy • Missouri • St. Louis • United States of America
Experience During Holocaust: Worked for a Jewish Organization
Mapping Melvin's Life
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“[The survivors] were adequately fed and adequately clothed for the most part, but were broken down people that had been subjected to so much horror and personal punishment that it took a few years for the scars to wear off.” - Melvin Dubinsky