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American Jews Spent $74,000,000 in Ten Years to Save Jews from Nazi Hands

American Jews contributed $74,885,285 during the past ten years for the rescue of the victims of Nazi oppression, it was announced today by the United Jewish Appeal on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of Hitler’s accession to power, of the total expenditures, the Joint Distribution Committee spent $40,000,000; the United Palestine Appeal, $23,676,107; and the National Refugee Service (during the period from 1939 to 1942), $11,209,178,48, the announcement said.

Reviewing the decade of despair brought on by Nazi oppression, the United Jewish Appeal reported that during the past ten years 305,000 Jews had found a home in Palestine, 208,000 refugees had emigrated to the United States, and 125,000 had found a refuge in South America. Together with the smaller numbers of Jews who found a haven in remote sections of the world, the United Jewish Appeal said, the total number of Jews who were helped to escape from Nazi-dominated Europe since January 30, 1933 amounted to 750,000.

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