75,000 German Jews Get Passover Relief, Record Total
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75,000 German Jews Get Passover Relief, Record Total

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More than 75,000 Jews throughout Germany, including 25,000 in Berlin, will receive free matzoth from the Jewish communities, a survey by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency established today. This is by far the greatest number of applicants for Passover relief in the history of Germany.

Passover articles in the German-Jewish newspapers generally emphasize the unsafety of the Jewish position and voice the conclusion that an exodus is the only solution.

An editorial in the Juedische Rundschau, organ of the Zionist Federation of Germany, states:

“The first of April in 1933 showed clearly that our wanderings are not yet over. Hundreds of years of apparent safety have been converted into an illusion. Since that first April we Jews of Germany have again been feeling the insecurity which is characteristic of the Jewish fate throughout the ages.”

With the permission of the authorities, the Zionist Federation of Berlin today proclaimed a special Jewish National Fund Passover campaign. The drive will open tomorrow and continue until April 26.

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