Plight of Jews in Poland Pictured by American Relief Official

Describing the desperate plight of the Jews in Nazi-held Poland, Miss Margaret Frawley, associate secretary of the American Friends Service Committee, today urged that the United States start shipping food to Europe “to feed all who are starving abroad.”

“Jews in Poland are allowed only 300 calories a day and the remainder of the population is expected to survive on only 600 calories,” she said addressing members of the New England Institute of International Relations. “This country has a grave responsibility to make more effort – and promptly – to feed Europe, to help save the present civilization and help in post-war work. Over all of occupied Europe and in the neutral countries the mortality of children up to 14 years has risen fifty percent since 1939. There also has been a great rise in tuberculosis, ricketts and typhoid.”

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