Expand Education Facilities for Evacuated Jewish Children in Britain

The Board of Deputies of British Jews today took action to raise increased funds for education of Jewish children evacuated from London and other cities.

In view of the larger scale of evacuations, it was decided to increase the appeal, originally set at £54,000, and ask the Joint Emergency Committee for Jewish Education to make a new estimate to cover the needs of the additional evacuees. According to private estimates, it will be necessary to raise the emergency fund to £70,000.

The deputies adopted a resolution expressing sympathy with congregations which have suffered loss of their synagogues and other buildings through enemy action. It expressed hope that in the future these buildings would be replaced by even finer edifices.

Meanwhile, the Friendly Aliens Protection Committee, headed by Mrs, Corbett Ashby, decided to approach the Home Secretary with a request for revision of the legal status of Class C aliens.

The committee is calling a meeting of representatives of all refugee organizations to submit to the Home Secretary a joint memorandum asking that persons who are opponents or victims of the Nazi and Fascist regimes and cannot safely return to their countries should be registered as “protected aliens” and given appropriate identity papers.

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