Col. Lehman is Reelected Vice President Joint Reconstruction Foundation
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Col. Lehman is Reelected Vice President Joint Reconstruction Foundation

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Colonel Herbert H. Lehman was reelected Vice President of the Joint Reconstruction Foundation at its recent meeting in Berlin. David A. Brown, National Chairman of the United Jewish Campaign, announced at campaign headquarters, New York. The term of Colonel Lehman is two years. Franz Philipson of Brussels, is President of the Foundation.

The Foundation was organized in Europe in 1924 to continue the reconstruction work of the Joint Distribution Committee among Jews of Eastern Europe. To aid Jews to rehabilitate themselves, the Foundation has appropriated about $2,250,000 in three years, principally in small loans in thirteen countries of Europe.

In Poland, there are 131,448 members of the credit cooperatives which the Foundation helps maintain, 10,600 in Latvia, 25,000 in Lithuania, 26,000 in Roumania, 13,000 in Bessarabia and thousands more in Czechoslovakia, Bukowina, Turkey, Bulgaria, Esthonia, Greece, Transylvania and Austria.

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