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J.D.C. to Continue 5-year Plan Despite Economic Difficulties

American Jewry, notwithstanding its present economic difficulties, is determined to continue its relief activities on behalf of world Jewry, declared today Dr. Bernhard Kahn, European director of the “Joint,” in a press interview.

The “Joint,” said Dr. Kahn, has a five-year program and will not interrupt its activities, though it will confine itself to the most essential things necessary for helping East-European Jewry reconstruct its economic life.

Despite the increased activities of the “Comzet,” the “Joint” is also continuing its colonization work in Russia, said Dr. Kahn. Denying press reports that he participated in the negotiations between American Jewish leaders and the Polish Ambassador to America, Titus Filipowicz, on behalf of Polish Jewry, Dr. Kahn said that the Joint Distribution Committee is working only economically, not politically.

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