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Refugee Problem Among Most Vital Faced by Humanity, De Tessan Tells Ort Fete

The refugee problem as it affects Europe and America was termed one of the most important matters faced by humanity by Francois de Tessan, member of the French Chamber of Deputies, at a luncheon today of the women’s division of the American ORT Federation at the Hotel Astor. M. de Tessan, who is a member of the French Parliamentary ort Committee, outlined the organization’s aims and accomplishments, declaring it had proved that the Jews, “if well guided, are fully capable of becoming farmers and learn to love the earth and give it all the care which it deserves.” City Councilman George Backer, president of the ORT, presided. Other speakers were Klaus Mann, son of the famous exiled German novelist, Thomas Mann, and Vincent Sheean, noted foreign correspondent and author.

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