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Hadassah Cables $1,112,000 to Palestine for Nazi Death-camp Child Refugees and Others

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Hadassah today announced that it has cabled $1,112,000 during the past five months to the Youth Aliyah Bureau of the Jewish Agency for Palestine in Jerusalem, to provide for the education and maintenance of 3,100 Jewish refugee children, who have come to Palestine since November, 1944, from Nazi concentration camps, and ghettos, and from temporary havens in France and Switzerland.

The greatest percentage of concentration camp arrivals, Hadassah said, are boys, since in most cases the Nazis murdered girls first as they were the child-bearers of the future. About 45 percent of them are orphaned, and about 30 percent arrived with one parent. Another 20 percent knew the names of places where their parents might be living. And five percent could give no information about their parents, in most cases because they were too young to know what happened to them. About 15 percent were suffering from incipient or active tuberculosis.

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