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J.D.C. Announces Special Grant for Refugee Jews from Finland Now in Sweden

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee today announced a special grant for the relief and maintenance of 115 stateless Jews who fled from Finland just before the Nazis took control of that country several weeks ago. The stateless Jews reached safety in Sweden, where they are now being maintained.

The J.D.C. has provided and continues to supply supplementary relief for between 5,000 and 6,000 Danish Jews, as well as complete support for a small number of refugees of non-Danish origin who escaped from the Nazis and found havens in Sweden earlier in the war. During 1943 and to date in 1944, a total $83,000 has been appropriated to help the Danish refugees.