Large Group of European Jewry Still in Great Need, Relief Conference Hears

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Large groups of European Jews, particularly in Eastern Europe, are still in a precarious situation making relief work a necessity. This was the gist of the messages presented at a conference of the Federation of Jewish Relief Organizations in England held here yesterday under the chairmanship of Dr. D. Jochelman president of the Federation of Ukrainian Jews.

The conference received messages from Sir William Joynson-Hicks, British Home Secretary, and Sir Charles Batho of the city government. The peoples who are suffering are of concern to everybody, without difference as to their race or creed. Sir William Johnson-Hicks wrote in his message.

British Jews were urged by Dr. Moses Gaster to make pilgrimages to Eastern Europe where millions of Jews fight against hunger and persecution. In his introductory address, Dr. Gaster stated that the Jews of England, should be like the ex-soldiers who make pilgrimages to the battlefields, to see the devastation of the Great War.

A banquet was given in the evening, following the conference, in honor of Rabbi Schorr of Warsaw, B. Smolar, who recently returned from Russia as the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, and Dr. Samson Rosenbaum of Lithuania. Dr. J. H. Hertz., Chief Rabbi of the British Empire, who made the opening address at the banquet praised the news service of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency as of great value to keep the Jews of the world informed concerning Jewish conditions.

Rabbi Schorr stated that better times in the relations between the Jews and the Poles are in sight. Mr. Smolar described the situation of the Jewish population in the Ukraine where he visited recently and Dr. Rosenbaum spoke of conditions in Lithuania. He expressed the thanks of Lithuanian Jewry to the Jews of England for their timely help.

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