10,556 Apply for Aid to Emigrate from Poland

(J. T. A. Mail Service)

During the past seven months 10,556 emigrants applied to the Hicem Committee in Poland reports submitted to the conference of the Hias-Ica Emigdirekt Executive held here show.

In 537 cases visas had been obtained, for them, in 1,004 cases they had bee supplied with passports without course in 1.457 cases the emigrants had been put into touch with their relatives and in 269 cases their relatives had been traced. The Committees had saved the emigrants about $7,000 by obtaining reduction in fares.

In regard to the preparation work, 350 emigrants had been placed on the land to obtain a training in agriculture to fit them for their new countries. In various towns, Kovno, Kishineff and Riga, intending emigrants were being trained as locksmiths, blacksmiths, motor-car drivers, etc. Language classes in English and Spanish had been established to teach the intending emigrants the languages of their new countries.

A report received from the Committee in Uruguay showed that during the first half-year of 1927, 449 immigrants had arrived in the country, 179 of whom had obtained employment through the Jewish Labor Employment Bureau.

The conference was held under the chairmanship of Dr. James Simon. There were present Mr. Abraham Herman. President of the Hias of New York, Rabbi Raffalowitch, the Ica representative in Brazil, M. Schulsinger, representative of the Ezra Society in Antwerp, and the members of the Executive Council of the Hicem, Dr. Julius Stern. M. Edouard Oungre, Dr. M. Kreinin, Dr. J. Bernstein, Mr. J. Lestchinski. Dr. Lvovitch and Herr S. Rudel.

Mr. Herman. President of the Hias, expressed his satisfaction at the results of the co-operation between the three central Jewish emigration societies, and said that it was already clear that their expectations as to the results of the unification which had been effected would be realized.

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