Chigago, III (Sep. 20)
Condition of European Communities, Not Improved, He Asserts (Jewish Daily Bulleten
Adolph Copeland, president of the Chicago branch of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid and Sheltering Society, was the guest of honor at a banquet last night at the Anshe Sholom Center.
Mr. Copeland, who has just returned from a trip to Europe where he viewed the work done for Jewish emigrants in various countries, described the conditions of Sable acted as toastmaster. Be side the guest of honor the speakers were: Rabbi J. Larfield, of Temple Ben Aizel, Austin; Prof. H. J. Feusic of the Polk chool: Rabbi Saul Silber of the Chicago Hebrew Seminary; Rabbi J. Marcus and Mrs. William Siberman, president of the Chicago Women’s Auxiliary of the Hias.
The Paris office of the Ica is doing wonderful work,” Mr. Copeland declared, “in helping along refugees. It is open from morning until night and very frequently overtime.
The Bucharest Hias office is the center of hope for hundreds and hundreds of refugees.
“In Poland, Roumania, Latvia,” declared, “conditions are hopeless. To add to all the misery of the Jews in those lands, there are no opportunities for them to abstain higher education.
“Conditions of the Jews in Europe are not improved.” Mr. Copeland asserted, “and I told Louis last week, that condition are worse, if anything, despite reports to the contrary.”
The great necessity for one agency to handle immigration and emigration work, was emphasized by Mr. Copeland. This same agency, he added, must find places where the unfortunate people may find defuge and peace. He saw little hope for settlement in Sough Africa now but, declared that later on between 5,000 and 7,000 maybe sent there. He sees South American countries as a refuge for thousands of Jews.
“The one great fault that I find in this country,” he said, “is the lack of knowledge of the work being done by the Hias. If the people here were cognizant of the Hias’s work then heartfelt giving for this work would be the result,” Mr. Copeland declared.