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Take Steps to Combat Rising Suicide Epidemic Among Jews in Poland

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Measures to stop the wave of suicides among Polish Jews which has recently increased to alarming proportions are planned by communal leaders here.

Figurs show that during the first half of the year 1927, 140 Jewish suicides were recorded in the city of Warsaw. These included children, some as young as ten years. Scarcely a day passes without a Jewish suicide in Poland. The number of suicides has grown to six times that of the prewar period.

The Toz, society for the protection of the health of the Jewish population, plans to establish offices in the large towns, where those driven to despair may ask for assistance. The authorities will be asked to increase the number of homes for persons affected by mental diseases.