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English Jews Form Committee on Foreign Appeals for East European Jews

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A special agency to deal with the needs of East European Jews will be created by a decision of the Board of Jewish Deputies, a federation of Jewish congregations in Great Britain, at its meeting held here.

The Board has decided to establish a Committee on Foreign Appeals which will have full power of action in all matters concerning foreign relief.

This decision culminates a discussion which originated last summer, when the matter was postponed until the fall.

Lucien Wolf, secretary of the Joint Foreign Committee of the Board of Jewish Deputies and the Anglo-Jewish Association reported at the meeting that he received a report from Titulescu, Roumanian Minister to England, stating that since 1924, 10,600 applications for naturalization were received by the Roumanian authorities in Bukowina, from the category of so-called “men without a country.” Six thousand nine hundred and thirty of this number were Jews. Five thousand nine hundred and fifty-four applications were considered, of which 5,600 were granted, Titulescu stated. Mr. Wolf. commenting on these figures, stated that they did not agree with the information of the Joint Foreign Committee.

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