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J.D.C. Shipped 44,000,000 Pounds of Relief Supplies Abroad During First Half of 1947

More than 44,000,000 pounds of relief supplies, valued at $9,730,000, were shipped from the United States by the Joint Distribution Committee to Europe’s Jewish survivors during the first half of 1947, it was announced during the week-end by Edward M.M. Warburg, J.D.C. chairman. The flow of relief goods, the greatest in any six-month period in the 32-year history of the J.D.C., exceeded by 20,000,000 pounds the J.D.C.’s total shipments from the U.S. during all of 1946.

Pointing out that shipments from this country are supplemented by extensive purchases in Europe and other areas where supplies are available, Mr. Warburg reported that J.D.C. cargoes had been consigned from this country to every country in Europe, to Shanghai and to Cyprus. In view of the emergency situation confronting Europe’s Jews, Mr. Warburg said, shipments in the remaining half of 1947 are expected to keep pace with the rate established since the first of the year.