Dr. Henry Moskowitz, Chairman of the National Executive Committee of the Ort Reconstruction Fund, and Judge Jacob Panken, President of the American Ort, sailed for Europe on the Mauretania to attend the Ort conference to be held in Berlin in August.
In a statement issued before his departure Dr. Moskowitz declared.
“I am going to Europe to note what progress has been made in the work of Jewish reconstruction which I investigated last summer in Poland, Bessarabia and Russia. At that time I made an agreement with the Soviet government which is enabling the Ort to continue its work in Odessa and White Russia. Up to date it has settled 2,000 families in those regions. It is working in close cooperation with the Joint Distribution Committee which is doing a splendid piece of work in Kherson and Crimea. Altogether there are about 10,000 families consisting of over 50,000 souls, are at present working upon the land. It is my purpose to observe the progress that has been made since my last visit and to report upon it to the American Jews in the fall.”