Need for Increased Relief Stressed in J.D.C. Pamphlet

The Joint Distribution Committee is continuing its relief work in behalf of suffering Jews in Europe despite wartime difficulties, the J.D.C. reports in a newly-issued pamphlet entitled “What Can We Do Today.”

The urgent need for an augmented program of relief and rehabilitation for Jews abroad is stressed in the pamphlet. A continuous flow of emigration is coming to the United States from Central Europe via the trans-Siberia route to Yokohama and thence across the Pacific the pamphlet says.

The Committee has appropriated $5,216,500 for the first nine months of 1940, representing the aggregate of a constantly declining series of appropriations, the pamphlet says. Lack of funds which has been increasingly manifest throughout the year has imposed severe hardships on the overseas Jewish populations which look to the Jews of the United States as their only salvation today, the pamphlet emphasizes.

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