Central Relief Committee Gave 1,000,000 Zlotys to Warsaw Jews, 1929-1930
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Central Relief Committee Gave 1,000,000 Zlotys to Warsaw Jews, 1929-1930

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Over a million zlotys were distributed to impoverished Warsaw Jews by the Central Relief Committee here during 1929-30, according to the report of the committee which has just been made public. The Relief Committee was organized by Warsaw Jews in 1926, when despair born of the economic crisis gripped large numbers of Warsaw Jewish merchants and many suicides among them were reported daily.

During the first two years of its existence, the Central Relief Committee, with the help of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, aided 15,000 Jewish families. Since then the J. D. C. has not been subsidizing the organization.

During the year beginning with April 1, 1929 and ending March 31, 1930, the Relief Committee has issued 3641 loans in sums ranging from 50 to 500 zlotys, and 2546 lesser loans, amounting altogether to over a million zlotys. Charity was rendered to 1413 people to an amount totalling over 50,000 zlotys. Other sums were distributed to homeless people, to undernourished children, and others in desperate need of aid.

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