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Vienna Jews Appeal for Foreign Aid; Stress Emigration Necessity

The Vienna Jewish Community today issued an appeal for aid to the Jews of the world, stressing the necessity of assisting emigration, providing jobs for refugees, supporting welfare work and avoiding “every step and act which might hinder the peaceful pursuance of our aims.”

“United in the belief in God, Vienna’s Jewry is attempting to adjust itself to the new conditions of life, to create emigration possibilities for its members and to prepare the youth for whatever the future may bring forth,” the appeal said.

“The Vienna Jewish Community confidently expects the Jews the world over to see to their holy duty to give assistance in this time of need. This help should primarily consist of furthering emigration, providing jobs for emigres and supporting cur welfare work.

“Every step and act which might hinder the peaceful pursuance of our aims must be avoided. We are working the future; it calls for the cooperation of all.”

In connection with the appeal the Community announced plans to establish training and retraining courses for manual trades, and language classes.

The Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of America, known as the HIAS, has offered its services in behalf of emigrants seeking affidavits from persons in the United States. The applicants are asked to list friends and relatives in the United States, this information to be sent to the New York Office of HIAS which will establish contact with them. An American consular spokesman revealed that many affidavits received here are invalid because improperly prepared, often requiring from a fortnight to a month for correction.