Russian Jewry still remains the most helpless and the worst off economically among the Jewries of all East-European countries and there are still a million Jews there who are declassed, according to Dr. S. Ellsberg, one of the leaders of the American Ort, who has just returned from a three-months study of the Jewish situation in Eastern Europe.
In a report to the American Ort, Dr. Ellsberg states that even in such countries as Roumania and Poland the Jew has at least the opportunity to show a certain initiative and that therefore, no matter how bad the situation of the Jew may be there, there is still some hope for him in those countries. On the other hand in Russia, where Dr. Ellsberg spent six weeks, the Jewish situation, according to him, is so terrible that it can hardly be described. The Ort, said Dr. Ellsberg, is one of the most important organizations that is trying to save Russian Jewry from annihilation. He appealed therefore for a more intensive campaign in this country for the purpose of raising more funds for the Ort activities in Russia.