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  • Fischel Ends So. American Tour

    Dr. Walter Fischel, of the oriental department at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, arrived here today after completing a successful five-month tour of South American countries on behalf of the university. During his tour, Dr. Fischel said he organized committees to aid the Hebrew University in every country he visited. he also established contacts for… More ▸

  • Taylor Urges Hitler to Ease Persecution; Sees E11gration Plan Possible

    Myron C. Taylor, American vice-chairman of the Intergovernmental Refugee Committee, tonight expressed hope that Hitler would ease the “extreme persecution” and relax the “increasing pressure” on emigrants, and voiced confidence that means could be found, acceptable to Germany and nations of refuge, to save a portion of emigrants’ wealth. Mr. Taylor, who recently returned from… More ▸

  • Funeral Passes Ruins of Burned Synagogue

    The deathly stillness of curfew-bound Tiberias was pierced, this afternoon by the chanting of el Molei Rachamim, the prayer for the dead, as the funeral procession passed before the burned ruins of the central synagogue, which still covered the body of its beadle, jacob Saltz, and the holy scrolls. the funeral started at three o’clock… More ▸

  • Plight of Sudeten Jews Noted by Eden in Commons

    The situation of Jews in the Sudetenland was raised in the House of Commons today by former Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, who declared that although German Jews and Socialists were not compelled to leave before the expiration of the ten-day limit, if he were one, he would make the assurance doubly sure by leaving immediately. More ▸

  • Berenger Urges Refugee Talks with Reich on Strength of Munich Pact

    Negotiations with the German Government to solve the refugee problem, aggravated by the exodus from Sudetenland, were asked today by senator Henri Berenger, French vice-chairman of the Intergovernmental Refugee Committee, in a letter to Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet. M. Berenger, who is head of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, urged that M. Bonnet follow up… More ▸

  • “fresh Miseries” for Jews Seen

    The New York Herald Tribune declared today, in an editorial on the prospects for the future following the Munich agreement:”undoubtedly the new world will mean fresh miseries for the harried Jews and for the many new minorities which are created with the excision of the old ones.” the editorial added that it might encourage the… More ▸

  • London Sees Atmosphere Favorable to Parley on Refugees

    The altered international situation was hailed today in circles connected with the intergovernmental refugee Committee as creating an atmosphere favorable to negotiations with the german government on the refugee situation. It was understood that the Rublee bureau is already communicating with leading members of the committee, stressing the possibilities of action furnished by the new… More ▸

  • Labor Committee Sends Funds

    The Jewish Labor Committee announced today that it had cabled a “substantial sum” for the relief of Socialists and labor leaders in Sudetenland, adding that it was seeking to raise additional funds. More ▸

  • Canadian League Body to Form Group to Aid Refugees

    Aid for the victims of “political persecution and unprovoked aggression” will be made a major feature of “national peace action week,” to be inaugurated in Canada on Nov. 6 by the Canadian League of Nations Society, it was announced here today by Senator Cairine Wilson, president. Senator Wilson in a statement condemned the “spread of… More ▸