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2,671 Jews Quit Germany in First Four Months of 1937

A TOTAL OF 2,671 GERMAN JEWS WERE ASSISTED TO EMIGRATE FROM GERMANY AND THE REFUGEE LANDS DURING THE FIRST FOUR MONTHS OF 1937 BY SERVICE AGENCIES SUBSIDIZED BY THE AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS MADE PUBLIC TODAY. THESE FIGURES DO NOT INCLUDE THOSE GERMAN JEWS WHO REQUIRED NO AID IN EMIGRATING.

THE AGENCIES WITHIN GERMANY WHICH WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN ASSISTING GERMAN JEWS WERE THE HILFSVEREIN DER JUDEN IN DEUTSCHLAND WHICH AIDED 1,308 DURING THIS PERIOD; THE PALESTINE AMT WHICH DIRECTED THE EMIGRATION OF 530 TO PALESTINE, AND THE JEWISH MIGRATION COMMITTEE WHICH ENABLED 232 JEWS LONG RESIDENT IN GERMANY TO RETURN TO THEIR NATIVE COUNTRIES.

THE JEWISH EMIGRATION AGENCY, HIAS-ICA, WITH HEADQUARTERS IN PARIS, DURING THE SAME PERIOD ASSISTED 467 GERMAN-JEWISH REFUGEES TO EMIGRATE TO PALESTINE, OTHER OVERSEAS LANDS, AND TO EUROPEAN COUNTRIES WHERE THEY COULD BE SETTLED PERMANENTLY. IN ADDITION, VARIOUS LOCAL REFUGEE COMMITTEES ENABLED 134 GERMANS TO EMIGRATE TO OTHER LANDS FOR PERMANENT SETTLEMENT.

THE HILFSVEREIN STATISTICS IN DETAIL SHOW THAT 558 WERE HELPED TO EMIGRATE TO SOUTH AMERICA, 500 TO NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA AND 70 TO SOUTH AFRICA, AUSTRALIA AND OTHER OVERSEAS COUNTRIES. IT ALSO AIDED 180 TO EMIGRATE TO OTHER EUROPEAN LANDS.

OF THE TOTAL AIDED BY HIAS-ICA, 270 EMIGRATED TO OVERSEAS LANDS, 90 TO PALESTINE, AND 48 TO EUROPEAN LANDS.

IT IS ESTIMATED THAT FROM 1933, WHEN THE PRESENT GERMAN REGIME CAME INTO POWER TO MAY 1, 1937, THE EMIGRATION AGENCIES WITHIN GERMANY ENABLED OVER 81,000 JEWS TO EMIGRATE. INCLUDING THOSE WHO HAVE LEFT WITHOUT ANY ASSISTANCE, A TOTAL OF 115,000 HAVE EMIGRATED. HIAS-ICA DURING THIS SAME PERIOD HAS HELPED A TOTAL OF 16,313 REFUGEES TO EMIGRATE FOR PERMANENT SETTLEMENT.

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