Council for German Jews Widens Emigration, Education Aid

Expansion of educational services and emigration facilities was announced today by the Council for German Jewry in a report in which Lord Herbert Samuel, chairman of the Council’s British section, depicted the constantly-increasing drive of Jews to emigrate from Germany.

“Pressure to leave Germany does not diminish and is likely to be aggravated,” Lord Samuel said, “as the methodical, relentless squeezing of Jews out of the few intellectual callings and the general economic life is maintained.”

The council report admitted that only a quarter of its task had been accomplished.

The training of young men, women and children leaving school must be expanded to provide for a further 2,000 boys and girls now finishing their general education, the report said.

Consolidation of existing Jewish agricultural groups in Palestine and the settlement of new groups there is to be undertaken by the council. Emigration of German Jews to North and South America will be assisted with credit facilities.

The council announced plans for another intergovernmental conference to convert the present League of Nations arrangement for care of refugees into an international convention, to enlarge its competence, and to cover refugees’ rights to economic assistance and their right to work.

A financial report for 1936 showed total receipts of £259,783, with £250,000 (about $1,250,000) to be found in 1937.

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