American Jewish History Repeats Itself in Mexico

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The history of the Jews of America is repeating itself today below the Rio Grande. Thousands of Jewish refugees from war, pogrom, famine, and religious persecution, thwarted in their desire to enter the United States, are today endeavoring to establish themselves on a sound economic basis in Mexico. With peddler’s pack and pushcart they are duplicating the humble beginnings of thousands of American Jews, and are learning new trades and a new language, so that they may in turn help those less fortunate.

In this endeavor they have the assistance of the Mexico Bureau of the Independent Order B’nai B’rith.

Just as the Jews in the United States who, having attained prosperity, have extended aid to their needy brethren of the whole world, these Mexican refugees in less than five years have been able to manifest their desire to help others less fortunate, a statement from the B’nai B’rith headquarters here declared.

Alfred M. Cohen, president of the J. O. B. B. has received a check of $50 sent by Jewish refugees in Mexico. With the check came the following note:

“We are sending you this money because we know of the great interest and help you have given our colony in Mexico, and it will be a pleasure to you to know that our colony is now in a position to help others.”

This check will be added to the $2,000,000 fund being sought by the Wider Scope Committee of the Independent Order B’nai B’rith.

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