“There are openings outside of Europe for just as many German-Jewish refugees as can be supplied with funds,” James G. McDonald, League of Nations Commissioner for Jewish and Other Refugees from Germany, declared last night, speaking over a nation-wide hook-up of the National Broadcasting Company.
Mr. McDonald deplored the “lack of awareness of the gravity of the problem” which faces the tens of thousands of men and women who have fled from Germany because of racial, religious or political persecution. He spoke in behalf of the United Jewish Appeal, which is seeking to raise $3,250,000 throughout the country for Jewish relief purposes.
Mr. McDonald emphasized that the refugee problem is not entirely a Jewish problem. He said that thousands of Protestants and Catholics are to be found among the victims of Nazi intolerance. The provision of relief measures for the refugees should therefore be non-sectarian, he asserted.
During his speech, Mr. McDonald referred to the presentation the day previously to President Roosevelt of a collectoin of stamps that have been issued by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to aid in securing employment for refugee professional workers.