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Ukrainian Jews Decide to Continue Aid

Continuance of aid for the nearly three million ###### is the Ukrains was strongly urged, and propagation ### the ### has passed as strongly de###### convention of the National ### of ### in the Hotel McAlpin.

The speakers included Dr. Benjamin ###, of the Federation, who presided, Captain Pexion ### a representative of the ### Helief ### and Dr. Lee ### of ### Chairman of the Jewish World Relier Conference.

Sixty delegates, including representatives ### Chicago, Philadelphia, How Havan and many other ###,### in attendance at the session, beginning with a dinner Saturday evening.

Reporting the Federation was instrumented is forwarding through the American Relief Administration to individuals in the Ukraine food and clothing drafts amounting to $750,000.00, Dr. Dubowsky announced that following the ### of the draft service by Secretary Hooveris ### the Federation of Ukrainian Jews decided on April 23rd last to avail itself of the ### Relief Mission for the forwarding of food and clothing to the ###. Dr. Dubewsky indicated also that “for various reasion the Jewish Joint Distribution Committee will sooner or latter discontinue its activities in Russia and in the Ukraine.” “Since the necessity of helping the Jews in the Ukraine will consin### for many years to come, we must be prepared to assume at least a part of the enormous relief work for our brethren”, Dr. Dubevsky added.

That the Jews of the United States gave half of the relief that went from this country to Russia, the Jew giving an average of fourteen dollars to the 78 cents contributed by the Christian member, was asserted by Captain Hibben.

Mr. Rashkes, a member of the Executive Committee of the All-Russian Jewish Relief Committee (Yidgescom) reported his committee was caring for 170,000 Jewish children and ### the continued support of the Federation in the ### of children’s homes in Soviet Russia and the Ukraine.

Dr. Motzkin declared there were two false impressions that had to be dispelled if intensification of the relief effort in behalf of Russia was to be made possible. He said Herbert Hoover was responsible for the impression that the need passed with the famine. The other impression he said was the Jews in this country were weary of giving.

Dr. Motzkin invited the Federation to send representatives to a conference of Jewish Relief workers in Europe and urged the establishment of at least one large children’s kitchen in some city in the Ukraine, in addition to founding of institutions to care for 50,000 homeless children. The visitor cited figures showing an appallent low birth rate obtaining among the Ukrainian population, especially the Jews.

Dr. Motzkin declared scientists found the famine sufferers were smaller of stature and that their head and breast measurements have been considerably diminished. He insisted further relief without sanitation was impossible.

Speakers at the dinner included Joseph Barondes, Dr. Joseph Krimsky, a former President of the Federation, John L. Bernstein, President of the Hias, Wm. Edlin, Editor of the DAY, and Dr. A. Coralnik, the Federation’s Secretary. Mr. Dubowsky was elected for a second term. Dr. L. Smirnoff of Briegeport, Conn., was elected honorary secretary and Frank Krevoruk, vice-president.

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