Union of Jewish Doctors Sets Up Training Fund

The Union of Jewish Doctors in Austria publishes the following appeal:

“Two hundred and fifty young colleagues of ours have obtained their diplomas and are on the streets, for as Jews they are shut off from all paid positions and stipends in the hospitals of the State and of the City of Vienna. They cannot work in the hospitals without pay because most of them are entirely without means and must have at least such bare necessities as housing, clothing and food. They also thirst for further training in their own interest and that of those whom they are to help by their medical skill.

“In order to alleviate this terrible state of affairs, we have decided to create a training fund for young doctors which will grant monthly stipends to provide for their most essential needs. How many stipends there will be depends on your support of our appeal.

“It is not an easy thing for us to make this appeal. We know what a hard struggle each of you has to wage for his daily bread and how heavily your anxieties for the future weigh down upon you. But we ask you to recall your own youth, and the difficulties you encountered in your student days, and we are sure that you will realize the need of those who are more severely affected because they must suffer for being Jews. We ask you to help us to help them. We and these young Jewish doctors put our hope in you.”

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