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125,000 Jewish Refugees Admitted to South and Central America Have All Been Absorbed

The 125,000 Jewish refugees admitted to Central and South American countries since 1933 have been absorbed both in the Jewish and in the general communal life of those nations, it was reported here today by Gertrude D. Pinsky, representative of the Joint Distribution Committee who just returned from a 15-months stay in Latin America.

Miss Pinsky emphasized that the newcomers have enriched Jewish cultural life in their new homelands and have also contributed to the economic development of these countries by establishing new industries. “Within the first six months of this year, Jews in Central and South America raised about $200,000 for Jewish relief abroad,” Miss Pinsky reported. They turned over the money to the Joint Distribution Committee.