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Salonica Jews Fearful of Quake Disaster; Aid General Relief

Although the Jewish population has not been seriously affected by the earthquakes which caused much damage and loss of life in Salonica and vicinity, it is living through a state of anguish and fear lest disaster overtake them, too.

So great is the fear of assembling in enclosed spaces that a delegate of the Jewish National Fund, Zuchowitzki, who came from Palestine to organize a campaign for the Fund in Greece, was compelled to abandon his plans because he could not assemble any meetings.

The Jews of Greece are taking an active part in rendering aid to the victims. The Jewish press has opened subscription lists; the Jewish Hospital has allotted ten beds to care for victims while the Maccabi, the Hakoah and Jewish scout organizations are participating in the rescue work organized by the Greek Scout Corps.

The president of the Jewish Community, Elie Benusiglio, was invited by the Governor General of Salonica to join the conference for relief work for the victims.

The Chief Rabbi included in his Rosh Hashanah message an appeal for the victims of the disaster. He also discussed at the same time the unemployment sitaution which has affected in particular Jewish workers, employers and intellectuals.

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