Over 6,000 Boys, Girls Brought to Palestine by Youth Aliyah
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Over 6,000 Boys, Girls Brought to Palestine by Youth Aliyah

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A total of 6,175 Jewish boys and girls will have been brought to Palestine by the end of October through the Youth Aliyah (immigration) Movement, according to a biennial report prepared for delivery before the organization’s third world conference which was cancelled because of the European situation.

The report said that 4,515 immigrated to Palestine during the past two years and another 1,635 completed two-year training courses. The youths who finished their training period chose the following occupations: agriculture, 76%; artisanship, 8%; child care, 3%; household duties, 3%; studying, 2%; navigation, 1%; police school, 1%; undecided, 1%. Another 4% will join relatives in Palestine.

The report comprehensively describes reorganization of the group’s work in the various countries after developments in Germany necessitated transfer of the headquarters from Berlin to London. Children brought to countries of transit included some 100 from the refugee camp at the Polish frontier station of Zbonszyn, which was liquidated just before outbreak of the war. Special offices were established by the movement in Memel, Prague and Bratislava after their occupation by the Germans.

Hadassah, American women’s Zionist organization, figures prominently among the fundraising agencies for the movement, contributing more than $1,250,000. Eddie Cantor, the comedian, raised about $500,000 for the organization during his tour of England earlier this year.

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