Palestine Representatives in Greece Laud J.D.C. Cooperation in Welfare Activities

Jacob Chernovitz, a representative of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, and Elihau Shachnai, a representative of the Palestine Red Mogen David, which is providing medical assistance for Jews here, today issued a joint statement lauding the cooperation of the American Joint Distribution Committee “in carrying out a total welfare program for Greek and stateless Jews in Greece.”

“Two Hachshara centers established by the Zionist organization here for seventy-five Jewish youths are being maintained by the Joint Distribution Committee,” the statement said. “Similar cooperation is given by the J.D.C. representative here in activities concerning education, child welfare and emigration to Palestine. The J.D.C. established the first Grcek Jewish orphanage and is giving basic assistance to returning Jewish deportees. It also finances the Athens Jewish medical dispensary and provides regular minimum assistance to at least 6,000 Greek Jews, as well as to 90 needy Jewish university students.”

The statement emphasizes that the J.D.C. maintains the religious personnel of the Jewish communities in Greece and has established loan institution to grant small credits to Jews for rehabilitation. It also finances a cooperative Jewish restaurant in Salonika where 350 Jews receive hot meals daily for ten cents per meal.

(In New York, the Joint Distribution Committee today reported that seventy-five tons of special foodstuffs and medical supplies have been furnished by the organization to needy Jews in Hungary, Rumania and Vienna. Twenty-eight tons of medical supplies, surgical instruments and essential foods have been sent from Sweden to the Jews in Czechoslovakia.)

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