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  • 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 ▸

  • Hundreds Enlist in Palestine

    Hundreds of Jews and Arabs were signing up today for service in various units of the British army as a recruiting campaign for 2,000 Palestinians entered the third day. Most of the recruits were enlisting unconditionally for the duration of the war. Questionnaires asking about the military aptitudes of prospective volunteers were distributed in Jerusalem… More ▸

  • Steps to Defend Coast Taken

    The Jerusalem correspondent of Great Britain and the East reported today that active steps have been taken for the defense of strategic points along the Palestine coast although it is not believed that the Holy Land, for the time being, will become directly involved in hostilities. Commenting on the general situation in Palestine, the correspondent… More ▸

  • Make Democracy Work for All, Mrs. Roosevelt Urges Parley of B’nai B’rith Women

    Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt today urged that Americans make sure their democracy “works for everyone,” addressing the first anniversary luncheon of the Women’s Auxiliary of Argo Lodge of B’nai B’rith today. The First Lady’s address followed that of Henry Monsky, B’nai B’rith president, who pledged his organization to “full devotion to the cause of peace in… More ▸