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Catastrophic Flood Threatens Capital of Lithuania

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The population of Kovno, the capital of Lithuania, is suffering greatly from a flood caused by the overflowing of the rivers Niemen and Vilya.

The flood, which started a few days ago, now threatens the entire city. The Jewish quarter is entirely submerged. Hundreds of Jewish families are homeless. The damages are estimated to run into millions.

The Ezra Relief Committee, representing the Kehillah which was dissolved by the government, despatched appeals to the Joint Distribution Committee, the Jewish Colonization Association and to other Jewish organizations abroad for immediate relief.