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125,000 Have Fled Germany, International Register Shows

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THE EUROPEAN EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE HAS COMPILED AND PUBLISHED A REGISTER OF REFUGEE AID ORGANIZATIONS OF THE WORLD WHICH IS BELIEVED TO BE THE FIRST COMPLETE REPORT PUBLISHED ON THAT SUBJECT. THE REGISTER–WORLD REFUGEE ORGANIZATIONS IS A REST OF THE EXTENSIVE RESEARCH ON THAT SUBJECT BY THE EUROPEAN STAFF OF THE J.D.C.

AVAILABLE STATISTICS APPROXIMATE THAT 125,000 PERSONS HAVE FLED FROM GERMANY SINCE 1933. OF THIS GREAT WAVE OF REFUGEES APPROXIMATELY 13,000 TO 15,000 ARE NON JEWS.

THE REGISTER LISTS 21 ORGANIZATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL CHARACTER, II OF THEM JEWISH. THE REPORT POINTS OUT THAT REGARDLESS OF THEIR SECTARIAN NATURE, THE WORK OF RELIEF OF NEARLY ALL THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IS BEING CARRIED ON IN A SPIRIT OF LIBERAL AID WITHOUT REGARD OF THE RACE OR CREED OF THE EMIGRES.

“IN CONSIDERING THE AIMS OF THE TWO GROUPS OF RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS, JEWISH AND NON-SECTARIAN, ONE IS STRUCK, INSOFAR AS THE LARGER COMMITTEES ARE CONCERNED, BY THE VARIETY OF THEIR OBJECTS”, SAYS THE REPORT.

THE REPORT POINTS OUT THAT FROM 1933 UP TO THE END 1936, THE J.D.C. HAS APPROPRIATED FOR GERMAN-JEWISH AID $3,033,000. OF THIS SUM $1,437,000 HAS BEEN EXPENDED FOR AID WITHIN GERMANY AND FOR EMIGRATION THEREFROM, AND $1,596,000 IN CONTRIBUTIONS TO REFUGEE AID COMMITTEES AND FOR EMIGRATION OF REFUGEES TO PALESTINE AND OTHER LANDS OFFERING PERMANENT REFUGE.

IN ADDITION TO THE J.D.C., THE REPORT CITES THE COUNCIL OF GERMAN JEWRY OF LONDON, THE JEWISH COLONIZATION ASSOCIATION, WITH HEADQUARTER IN LONDON AND PARIS; THE HIAS-ICA EMIGRATION ASSOCIATION (HICEM), OF PARIS; THE HILFSVERE IN DER JUDEN IN DEUTSCHLAND, OF BERLIN, THE YOUTH ALIJAH OF THE JEWISH AGENCY FOR PALESTINE, AND THE AMERICAN JOINT RECONSTRUCTION FOUNDATION IN LONDON, AS THE INTERNATIONAL JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS DOING OUTSTANDING WORK IN BEHALF OF THE refugees.

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