New York (Oct. 7)
Asserting that the Jews of the United States were the major hope for the relief and reconstruction of the Jewish survivors of war and Hitlerism in Europe, Rabbi James G. Heller, William Rosenwald and Rabbi Jonah B. Wise, national chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, announced today that its constituent agencies were expanding their programs of relief and rehabilitation in war-ravaged Europe and mass settlement in the Jewish National Home in Palestine to bring prompt assistance to Jews in distress and large numbers of the homeless during the approaching critical winter months.
“Reports from liberated Europe have dramatically emphasized the gravity of the position of tens of thousands of stateless and displaced Jews, many of whom are still living in concentration camps and under conditions which threaten their survival, “the national chairmen declared. “The agencies of the United Jewish Appeal are now being called upon to meet constantly mounting obligations in terms of large-scale emergency relief for the hundreds of thousands who are in great need of food and clothing, and the transportation and resettlement of the masses of men and women who look to Palestine as the one hope for a new life and secure future.”