53,000 East European Jews Migrated in 1928
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53,000 East European Jews Migrated in 1928

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Fifty-three thousand East European Jews emigrated to various overseas countries during 1928, as compared with 40,000 who emigrated in 1927, according to reports submitted by the various emigrant aid agencies working in East and Central European countries to the Hicem, the combination of the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of America, the Jewish Colonization Association and the United Emigration Committee of Berlin.

It was further reported that the organization rendered legal aid to a great number of these migrants and spent $45,000 in 1927 and $100,000 in 1928 to render financial aid to the migrants who encountered many difficulties. Oscar Cohn, former Minister of Justice in the Prussian government, rendered this report. After the decision to continue the arrangement of the three organizations to April 1933, a new Hicem council was elected. James Simon of Berlin was chosen president; Aaron Benjamin of New York, Edouard Oungre of Paris and Myron Kreinin of Berlin were named directors.

Those who attended the meeting were Mr. Benjamin, James Bernstein, Israel Bernstein. Mr. Blau, O. E. D’Avigdor Goldsmid of London, Lionel Cohen. Mr. Joachimson of Gribeschok, Mr. Kreinin. Mr. Latzki-Bartholdi, Prof. Mittwoch, Dr. Leo Motzkin, Solomon Reinach, Edouard Oungre. M. Chalit. Dr. Alfred Klee. Louis Oungre, M. Chalit, Dr. Alfred Klee. Louis Oungre, Mr. Silberschein and Mr. Stern.

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