Hyman Reports on J.D.C. Work for Reich Jews

The way the Jewish leaders of Germany and the groups around the Central Committee of German Jews for Relief and Reconstruction are carrying out their program for the victims of anti-Semitism in the Reich is described as “courageous” in a report by Joseph C. Hyman, secretary of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, to the executive board of that body, which is one of the beneficiaries of the United Jewish Appeal.

Means of livelihood of the Jews of Germany in many fields, Mr. Hyman declared, are being more and more restricted and, although in the larger cities small Jewish shopkeepers and business men are still “carrying on,” the difficulties of the Jews in the small towns are greatly aggravated by boycott and other anti-Semitic activities.

Jewish migration from Germany is steadily continuing, he reported. Ten thousand young men and women have been receiving training for new modes of livelihood and the Joint Distribution Committee, since the beginning of the emergency, has provided $1,400,000.

Credit “kassas” and free loan societies have proved important as constructive aids, the report added. Sixty-one “kassas” have been established in the Reich by the American Joint Distribution Foundation with a working capital of 1,125,000 marks.

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