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Jewish War Orphans in Russia Get Aid from American Relief Group

A complete knitting mill, capable of producing 40 dozen sweaters a day, has been shipped to the orphanages established in Biro-Bidjan to care for 3,500 Jewish children who have lost their parents during the war, it was announced here today by the Ambijan Committee, which has been named “official guardian” in the United States for the children’s homes.

The announcement was made at a ceremony where Soviet Consul-General Eugene D. Kisselev received, on behalf of the city of Stalingrad, a graphic exhibit depicting the American people’s admiration for the people of that heroic city and the Ambijan activities in behalf of the Silver Ponds Children’s Home there. In addition to the knitting mill, the Ambijan has already sent 1,000 sheepskin coats, 1,500 blankets and 3,500 suits of winter underwear to the Biro-Bidjan orphanages.