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Reconstitution of Jewish Communities in Holland Planned; Jews Asked to Register

A call to all Jews in liberated Holland to reconstitute their communities was issued today by the provisional Committee for the Rehabilitation of Jews in Holland which has its headquarters here.

Thanking the Dutch people for the assistance given to Jews through the underground during the German occupation and welcoming the Allied armies, the appeal says:

“The remnants of the Jews in Holland must prepare themselves for the rebuilding of their world-famous communities which flourished on Dutch soil for three-and-a-half centuries, but were wiped out within two years by the hated bestial enemy. We call upon you to register with the Provisional Committee for the Rehabilitation of Jews in Holland. Help to build up once again our ancient communities and their institutions.

“We shall try to restore Jewish life,” the call continues. “We shall establish a fund to alleviate distress. We shall get into contact with all organizations of Dutch Jews temporarily established abroad. Jews in Holland: Realize your duty to yourself, your families, to those large numbers of Jews who were forced to go elsewhere, to those shackled in prisons and slaving in concentration camps yearning for freedom: Only a large community will be able to act and to offer assistance.”