A Refugee Settlement Here

Editor, Jewish Daily Bulletin, It is my intention to interest the Jewish of New Yourk in a plaln which will help steettle the German-Jewish refugees now in this city, in one of the many house that I feel certain the municibal authorities will set apart for the purpose, if properly appealed to. concentrate all such refugees who are not living with relatives or friends, to give thern a home and food at the lowest possible cost and to offer them and oppotunity to work in a community until they have found employment elsewhere.

Following the example set by the city of Paris, it is my plan to make this settlement self-supporting by having the members manufacture small articles under the direction of doese who have had practical experience, by arraging recitals, musicales, lectures, and by other means. Such a settlement would facilitate the work of the Jewish philanthropic organizations. By placing refugges in homes and by reating and independent employment agency, it would assist i9n finding positions for men with special qualifications. Besides, this plan will provide an at mosphere and enviroment for the refugees which will make it easier for them to overcome the difficulties on meets in coming to a new country, and spare them the humiliation of applying to the charisties.

I trust that my plan will meet with teh full approval and support of the Jews in New York and else where.

MARTINE KELSON

(c/o Dr. Schlosser’s Heat Therapy, 302 West 87 St., N. Y.C.)

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