Emigration of 36,000 Refugees Assisted by Hias-ica Since Nazis Came to Power
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Emigration of 36,000 Refugees Assisted by Hias-ica Since Nazis Came to Power

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More than 2,350 Jews have been enabled by the Hias-Ica Emigration Association to leave Nazi-dominated Europe for overseas countries during the twelve months ending June 1941, according to a report released here today by Mr. Abraham Herman, president of the Hias.

Based on a survey made by Dr. James Bernstein, European director of the Hias-Ica Emigration Association, the report points out that the refugees received special assistance in connection with their transportation arrangements. “A considerable number of other refugees received aid in reaching their destination by the general services of the Hias-Ica,” the report states, emphasizing that in addition to helping refugees to find their way to Latin-American countries and the United States, a considerable number of refugees were aided in reaching Palestine.

“Five hundred of those aided were rescued from French concentration camps in the vicinity of Casablanca when the Hidatsa Association arranged for their transportation on three Portuguese steamers. Some 36,405 men, women and children have received direct emigration aid from the Hidatsa Emigration Association since April, 1933,” the report discloses.

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