A sum in excess of 50 millions has been expended by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee for relief work in European countries. Of this amount 13 millions have gone to Russia. Altogether, the amount collected by the Joint Distribution Committee has aggregated 58 millions.
These figures were made public by James N. Rosenberg, Vice-Chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee in an appeal for more funds to carry on the work.
The total expended in European relief by the Joint Distribution Committee, the American Relief Administration, the U. S. Government and other American agencies makes a grand total of 850 millions.
Mr. Rosenberg in his appeal denied a newspaper report that $1,500,000 had been contributed to the American Jewish Relief Committee in honor of the seventy-fifth birthday of Nathan Straus. “Such a contribution would have been a fine tribute to a great citizen” declares Mr. Rosenberg, “but unhappily no such contribution was made. The funds of the J. D. C. are getting uncomfortably low”, says Mr. Rosenberg in his appeal.