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Leipzig Jews Starving, Appeal to Berlin Reveals

A large portion of the Jewish population of Leipzig is on the verge of starvation, it was revealed today by the central Jewish relief organization of Berlin which made public an S.O.S. it has received from that city’s Jewish community.

The appeal from Leipzig states that a considerable proportion of the Jews there are unable to afford bread.

East European Jews and stateless persons are especially affected by the situation in that area because they have been deprived of their employment permits. Jewish peddlers have had their traders’ licenses withdrawn.

The appeal reveals that starvation particularly threatens the younger members of the community.

“The fact that we are absolutely unable to help,” the Leipzig communication states, “is producing a distressing effect.”

The appeal concludes with the statement that practically the entire Jewish population of the city is anxious to emigrate.

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