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  • Legal Position of Refugees in Europe Subject of Memorandum to Roosevelt

    A long memorandum on the legal position of refugees and stateless persons who are refused residence rights in European countries has been submitted to President Roosevelt and delegates to next week’s White House conference on refugees by the Committee for the Defense of Rights of the Jews in Central and Eastern Europe in Paris, it… More ▸

  • Red Cross to Work with J.D.C. in Poland, Davis States; $1,000,000 Relief Fund Set

    The American Red Cross will cooperate with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in bringing aid to the suffering thousands in Poland, Chairman Norman H. Davis told newsmen here this morning. Mr. Davis intimated that the J.D.C. would find its work handicapped in Poland because of the German occupation and that the question of cooperation… More ▸

  • 98 Welfare Drives Net Big Gains in First Half of Year

    Ninety-eight Jewish federations and welfare funds which held their campaigns in the first half of 1939, raised 108.5 percent more this year than they did a year ago, it is stated in the current issue of Notes and News, published by the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. The growing needs for refugee assistance… More ▸

  • Food, Clothing Urgently Needed

    The hopes of thousands of Polish Jewish refugees in Rumania and the Baltic countries were focused on American Jewry today as their sole salvation as they fought disease, starvation and inclement weather with the totally inadequate assistance afforded by local relief groups. Many of the refugees were only a month ago comparatively wealthy residents of… More ▸

  • Refugees in Rumania Seek Entry to Soviet Poland

    Scores of Polish Jewish refugees, frantic over the of families left behind and uncertain as to their own future, were today seeking to return to Polish areas held by Soviet Russia after hearing reports that Jews were being fairly treated there although suffering, in common with the remainder of the population, from lack of food…. More ▸

  • Relief Unit for Wilno Jews Active in Kaunas

    A relief committee for Wilno Jews has been organized here and, working in close cooperation with the Government, is collecting money, clothing and food. Moses Beckelman, a representative of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, has arrived here and is organizing contact between refugees from Poland and their American relatives as well as material relief…. More ▸

  • Polish Cabinet Im Paris Restores Rights to Lieberman, Witos

    The Polish Government, itself in exile here, today made belated amends to two of her most noted sons who had many years ago been forced into exile because of their opposition to a previous regime. The Cabinet, at a session presided over by Premier Wladislas Sikorski, issued a decree restoring full political rights to Dr…. More ▸

  • Plan for Jewish State Around Lublin Seen Taking Shape; War Tax for Reich Jews

    The newspaper Telegraaf reported today that German plans for the establishment of a Jewish territory in the southeastern part of Poland around Lublin were taking shape. The Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant reported from Berlin that the German Government was planning to impose a special military tax upon Jews on the ground that they do not serve… More ▸

  • Britain Bars Foreign Legions of Any Kind but Aliens May Join Army

    The British Government does not contemplate establishment of a Jewish or any other legion in the British Army, War Secretary Leslie Hore-Belisha announced at a press conference today. The War Secretary said that any foreigner living in Britain could volunteer for service in the army. He added that they would be treated the same as… More ▸