Palestine Absorbed 16,000 Refugees from Germany Since War
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Palestine Absorbed 16,000 Refugees from Germany Since War

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Approximately 90,000 Jewish refugees from Germany were absorbed in Palestine since 1933 with the aid of the United Palestine Appeal, which receives its funds in 1940 from the United Jewish Appeal for Refugees and Overseas Needs, it was announced today.

In the eleven war months from September, 1939, to August, 1940, more than 16,000 refugees from Europe entered Palestine, and the flow of Jewish immigration is continuing through alternative avenues of entry into Palestine set up to replace the routes closed because of the war. New routes to Palestine extend from Greece, Rumania, Sweden, Lithuania and Soviet Russia. Many refugees also use the overland route via Turkey and Syria. More than 250,000 Jews from Greater Germany, Poland, Rumania and other lands have been settled in Palestine since 1933 through support provided by the United Palestine Appeal.

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