NEW YORK (Jul. 6)
Arthur D. Greenleigh, well-known public welfare administrator, will be sent to Rome as a member of the overseas staff of the Joint Distribution Committee to arrange a program of aid for Jews, it was announced here today. The Rome assignment will be the first of several tasks he will perform for the J.D.C. in Europe.
In announcing Mr. Greenleigh’s appointment; Joseph C. Hyman, executive vice-chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee, said that a special appropriation of $40,000 has been allocated by the J.D.C. for the purchase of clothing which will be distributed to refugees in camps at Ferramonti and Bari.
“Mr. Greenleigh will proceed directly to Rome in the wake of the advancing Allied armies and will reorganize the work of assistance to the Jews of Rome who suffered untold torture and hardship at the hands of the Nazis,” Mr. Hyman said. “Aid has been given to the Jews in Italy throughout their period of suppression but now, thanks to Allied victory, the work can be developed by J.D.C. workers who will be on the actual scene.” In addition to supervising the work of direct aid, Mr. Greenleigh’s assignment will include the task of helping in the reorganization of the Jewish community of Rome so that it will shortly be in a position to provide relief assistance with a minimum of outside help.