London (Feb. 17)
A united Jewish drive in England for funds to help Polish Jewry in its economic distress was approved today by the British Board of Jewish Deputies at its public session.
While approving the drive, in which a number of Jewish organizations in England will participate, the Board indicated that proclamation of the drive may be postponed for a brief period in order to avoid a clash with the appeal which has just been issued for funds to aid German Jewry.
The decision to organize a campaign for funds exclusively for the Jews in Poland was taken by a number of Jewish organizations in London as a result of the increased Jewish poverty in Poland.
It has been estimated here that approximately 1,000,000 Jews in Poland are dependent upon charity. The situation of the Jews there is growing worse daily because of the government policy of ousting Jews from every phase of economic and public life and especially because of the taxation system which is ruining all classes of Jews and which is undermining Jewish commerce.
The recent visit of Neville Laski, president of the Board, to Poland, and his report of the Jewish misery there stimulated several of the existing Jewish relief organizations to unite for an active drive to alleviate Jewish poverty in Poland through special sums which will be sent there for the maintenance of Jewish institutions engaged in granting all kinds of relief to the Jewish population.
POLISH JEWS HERE SLATE PARLEYS IN 3 CITIES
Three conferences to raise relief funds for Polish Jewry will be held next week in Chicago, Detroit and Pittsburgh, it was announced here yesterday by the Federation of Polish Jews in America.
Benjamin Winter, president of the Federation; Z. Tigel, executive director, and Samuel G. Domash, treasurer, will participate in the Chicago conference next Sunday at the Morrison Hotel. The conference will be held on Feb. 28.