New York (Jan. 24)
Greater and more pressing demands upon the resources of American Jews for immediate aid to their co-religionists overseas were forecast yesterday afternoon at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Joint Distribution Committee here. Paul Baerwald, Honorary Chairman of the Committee, presided.
Mr. Baerwald stated that on the basis of its experience during 1942, when $7,250,000 was appropriated for relief and rehabilitation work abroad, the Joint Distribution Committee estimates its requirements for 1943 at over $10,000,000. This sum is required for direct operations in behalf of needy Jewish war victims in Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Iran, North Africa, Sweden, Turkey, Central and South America, and other parts of the world, he said.