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European J.D.C. Director Discusses Measures for Relief of Polish Jewry

The desperate situation of Polish Jewry and the measures to be taken to rescue it were discussed today at a press conference with Dr. Bernard Kahn. European director of the Joint Distribution Committee, and David J. Schweitzer, assistant director. Discussing the possibilities of the $6.000,000 Allied Jewish Campaign in the United States, Dr. Kahn indicated that the relief would not take the form of charity but of constructive help.

He outlined a three year programme of work which will turn unqualified Jews into productive artisans. Pointing out that the catastrophic Jewish situation in Poland was only temporary he expressed the hope that American Jews would continue untiringly their assistance.

Yesterday, in a statement to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, he declared that the J. D. C. would continue the activities in which it has been engaged in the past, that is helping the loan “kassas”, aid to sanitary institutions, the productivization of the Jewish masses, the strengthening of the present and the creation of new Jewish economic positions and the adjustment of its program according to the varying needs of the Jewish population in Poland.

He expressed great hopes in the Allied Jewish Campaign in the United States and felt that it would be brought to a successful end. Dr. Kahn explained that the $3,500,000 which the J. D. C. will get from the Allied Jewish campaign will be distributed proportionately to the needs of the Jewish population in the various countries.