Economic Depression Seen As Responsible for Epidemic of Deserted Jewish Infants

An epidemic of desertions of little children is the latest manifestation of the great misery prevailing among the Jewish population here as a result of the economic depression. Almost daily, poverty stricken Jewish mothers have been leaving children on the doorsteps of police stations or other public buildings. Most of the children are from one day to one year old. The unfortunate mothers usually leave notes asking that their children be turned over to a Jewish foundling home. The deserted infants are generally found in a semi-starved state.

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