Istanbul (Jul. 19)
Jewish relief committees here are at their wits’ end in their efforts to cope with the acute distress being suffered by the approximately 5,000 Jewish refugees from Thra##. The relief workers have sufficient means only to supply the refugees with a small part of their actual needs.
Despite the Turkish government’s assurances that they would be protected if they returned to their former homes, the refugees persist in adopting a distrustful attitude. This distrust has been accentuated since the experience of a few of the Jewish families who took the government’s word, returned to their old homes and then were forced once more to flee as a result of the continued anti-Semitic menace.