Proposes to Settle Refugee Children in the United States

Herman Cohen, president of the Jewish Children’s Home here, has advanced a plan for the settlement of German-Jewish refugee children in children’s homes throughout this country.

Mr. Cohen points out that the Detroit Jewish Children’s Home can accommodate from 25 to 30 children at an additional cost of $5,000 a year, and he expressed the belief that similar institutions throughout the country could easily be able to make equal provisions for German children. He said that the Detroit home is especially well prepared to care for German children because the superintendent of the home, Dr. Otto A. Hirsch, is a graduate of a German university and for years lived in Germany.

Mr. Cohen continued:

“If the German Jewish children have to be placed away from their homes, they should be placed in American institutions where they would be free from every stigma of prejudice and they could adapt themselves to the circumstances prevailing and thoroughly blend with our environment. I believe that institutions like the Jewish Children’s Home of Detroit are adaptable to such a purpose. A national movement with such an aim should be started immediately.”

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