Hias-ica Director Arrives in Paris to Study Jewish Emigration Work

Dr. James Bernstein, European director of the Hiasica Emigration Association, has arrived here to study Jewish emigration problems and the functioning of the Hias-Ica offices in Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Nice and Toulouse.

The organization’s principal activity in France at present, he said, is establishing contact between people here and relatives abroad with a view to future emigration of those able and desiring to go. Under an arrangement with the Jewish Agency the Hias-Ica will do all the practical work connected with the emigration of Jews from France to Palestine. Selection of the emigrants and issuance of the certificates will be handled by the Jewish Agency, while the Joint Distribution Committee will do most of the financing.

Dr. Bernstein is planning to visit Belgium and Switzerland to survey the Jewish situation there, before proceeding to London to confer with Max Gottschalk, president of the Hias-Ica, who arrived in the British capital this week from New York.

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