NEW YORK (May. 20)
To meet a financial crisis which is said to threaten the closing of the doors of many of the Jewish communal and religious institutions of Hungary, Czecho-Slovakia and other parts of Central Europe, the Central European Landsmanschaft today announced that a Committee of Seventy-two had been organized to gather funds. It is planned to call for 100 volunteers who will offer to subscribe $500 each. New York will be asked to furnish the larger number of the $500 contributors and the other cities of the country in proportion to their population.
The Jewish institutions of Central Europe are now facing one of their most severs crises in their history and may entirely cease to exist if American Jewry does not come to their aid, Morris Engelman of the Central European Landsmanschaft declares in his appeal. The Committee of Seventy-two is headed by Dr. Philip Klein.