BERLIN (Feb. 24)
A total of 93,000 Jews emigrated from Germany since 1933, the year of Chancellor Hitler’s accession, the Central Relief Committee of the Reichsvertretung der Juden in Deutschland, central Jewish organization, reported today.
Last year 24,000 Jews left the Reich, of whom 9,000 went to Palestine, 10,000 to other overseas countries and 1,500 to European countries. The remaining 3,500 comprised persons who had returned to Germany from countries to which they migrated.
Altogether 1,418,000 marks were spent by Jewish relief organizations in Germany to assist emigrants. The Reichsvertretung contributed 1,058,00 marks, the Berlin and other Jewish communities, 360,000 marks and the relief committee gave additional aid in the form of transportation for emigrants and for Jews migrating from one place to another within Germany.
Small Jewish communities in Germany lost 50 per cent of their membership between 1934 and 1936, the report stated. Of a total of 1,400 communities, 276 needed assistance last year.
Half the Jewish population of Berlin is dependent on relief, according to a report issued by the Winter relief office of the Berlin Jewish Community. In January alone 166,662 marks were spent to assist needy Jews.