Increased funds for training German Jewish youth for migration to other countries was asked by the French Committee for Refugees in a report made public yesterday by the American Joint Distribution Committee. The French Committee operates camps on the outskirts of Paris where German refugee youths receive a six-weeks’ training course.
The report said that the funds which had been collected by the Jewish community in France are not sufficient to provide thoroughgoing social relief. Those refugees who cannot stay in France are sent to Palestine, Brazil, Paraguay and Chile, the report said.
The committee reported that 500 young people have been sent from the camp to Palestine. The Paris group consists at present of thirty-five boys and girls, most of them suffering from undernourishment. They are given garden-work and their health is cared for over the six-weeks’ period. At the same time they are taught Hebrew and their whole mode of life is changed to fit them for Palestine.