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400 Jewish Artisan Families in Polish Town Starving, J. D. C. Delegation Reports

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A heartbreaking report of the misery of the Jewish population in the Polish towns was brought from Brzezin, a town in the vicinity of Lodz, by Joint Distribution Committee workers here.

The town, which, before the economic crisis, was a center of industrial activity has now four hundred Jewish families, tailors by trade, who are literally starving, Five hundred Jewish children of school age are sick due to starvation. One Jewish woman, the mother of eight children, committed suicide as she was unable to see her children and husband die of hunger, the representatives of the Joint Distribution Committee reported.

An appeal for immediate relief was despatched to Dr. Bernard Kahn, representative of the Joint Distribution Committee in Berlin.