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Reconstruction, Resettlement Now Chief Tasks of Overseas Agencies, Hyman Tells Parley

Europe’s Jewish survivors are entering an era in which their reconstruction and resettlement will be the chief tasks of overseas assistance agencies, Dr. Joseph C. Hyman, executive vice-chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee, today told the organizational meeting of the Southwest Regional Conference of the J.D.C.

Addressing over 200 representatives from Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, meeting in the Rice Hotel, Dr. Hyman said that “there is still wide-spread need among 1,000,000 of the 1,500,000 Jews who survived Nazi terror and oppression, but the initial work or rescue and emergency relief, for which the J.D.C. has appropriated more than $75,000,000 since V-E Day, has enabled the shattered remnant of Europe’s Jews to come to life again. The next years will see increased efforts on the part of the J.D.C. to find new havens for Jews who wish to emigrate from the continent, and to help build new roots for those men, women and children who will remain in Europe.”

A.I. Lack of Houston, a member of the J.D.C. Board of Directors, was elected chairman of the Southwest Region.