Polish Jewish Leaders Urge Separate Drive Here Be Continued

THE FEDERATION OF POLISH JEWS IN AMERICA MADE PUBLIC TODAY A COMMUNICATION SIGNED BY THIRTEEN PROMINENT POLISH JEWISH LEADERS URGING THE FEDERATION TO CONTINUE ITS RELIEF WORK.

RECEIPT OF THE APPEAL WAS ANNOUNCED BY ZELIG TYGEL, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE FEDERATION, AT A LUNCHEON TO THE PRESS, IN THE COURSE OF WHICH HE CHARGED THAT THE RECENT ATTACK BY THE JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE ON ITS SEPARATE CAMPAIGN AS “UNWISE AND UNDESIRABLE” WAS A VIOLATION OF AN INFORMAL PLEDGE GIVEN BY J.D.C. LEADERS NOT TO INTERFERE WITH THE FEDERATION’S ACTIVITIES.

MR. TYGEL ASSERTED THE COMMUNICATION OF THE POLISH-JEWISH LEADERS WAS A SUFFICIENT REPLY TO THE J.D.C. CRITICISM, MADE LAST MONTH BY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOSEPH C. HYMAN, IN AN ADDRESS AT PITTSBURGH.

DECLARING APPROXIMATELY $100,000 HAD BEEN DISTRIBUTED FOR THE RELIEF OF POLISH JEWS IN THE MORE THAN A YEAR OF THE FEDERATION’S CAMPAIGN, THE COMMUNICATION STATES THE SUM “HAS PENETRATED THE REMOTEST CORNERS OF THE LAND IN AN ATTEMPT TO RELIEVE THE DIRECT NEEDS OF THE THREE AND A HALF MILLION POLISH JEWS.”

“WE REGARD IT AS OUR DUTY,” IT CONTINUES, “ONCE MORE TO AWAKEN YOU AND TO APPEAL TO YOU, OUR BRETHREN, TO CONTINUE THE RELIEF WORK BEGUN BY YOU, THE RELIEF WORK SO BADLY NEEDED AND CARRIED ON BY THE FEDERATION OF POLISH JEWS IN AMERICA IN BEHALF OF THE JEWS IN POLAND.”

THE SIGNERS INCLUDE CHIEF RABBI SCHORR, DEPUTY ISAAC RUBINSTEIN, EX-SENATOR RAFAEL SZERESZEWSKI, DEPUTY EMIL SOMMERSTEIN, REPRESENTING THE DISTRIBUTING COMMITTEE AND NUMEROUS INDIVIDUAL ORGANIZATIONS.

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