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U.S. Jews Sent $12,000,000 to Palestine Since Outbreak of War, Washington Reports

American Jews have given approximately $12,000,000 to Palestine since the start of the war in 1939, Joseph E. Davies, Chairman of the President’s War Relief Control Board, revealed in a statement calling attention to the second National War Fund Drive, to be conducted during this month.

As head of the body established in 1942 to regulate and license foreign and domestic war charities, Davies made public for the first time cumulative totals on the amount of war relief given by citizens of the United States for aid to refugees, prisoners of war and members of the fighting forces of more than twenty foreign countries. Voluntary gifts from Americans to war victims, exclusive of Red Cross donations, totaled $175,000,000, with only Great Britain, China, Russia and Greece topping or equalling the sum given to Palestine.