New York (Aug. 7)
“Although several months have passed since Europe has been freed from the Nazis, there are still a number of Jewish children left in the former Nazi concentration camps. Under the horrible conditions prevailing there, many more of these children will perish, if we do not get them out immediately,” declared Dr. Israel Wechsler, noted New York neurologist and chairman of the American OSE Committee.
Dr. Wechsler has just returned from a trip abroad, where he surveyed the situation and conditions of health of the Jews in Europe. Speaking at a press conference at the Commodore Hotel today, Dr. Wechsler stated that another serious problem which calls for immediate attention is the removal into Jewish homes of the 700 Jewish children who escaped from Nazi persecution and found refuge in various non-Jewish homes in France.
“If these Jewish children remain indefinitely under non-Jewish auspices in these chaotic days in Europe, no one knows whether we might not lose them forever,” Dr. Wechsler declared. Dr. L. Wulman, executive director of the American OSE Committee, who presided, gave a general outline of present world-wide activities of the OSE.