25,000 Jewish Refugees Admitted to U.S. in 1947, Usna Report to Annual Meeting Says
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25,000 Jewish Refugees Admitted to U.S. in 1947, Usna Report to Annual Meeting Says

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Pointing out that the majority of these refugees were helped by USHA to integrate themselves into the .American economy through vocational guidance and employment Services, Rosenberg said that thousands’ of them were also aided in moving away from Seaport cities where they disembarked and in settling in communities from coast to coast. USNA is seeking $13,665,000 for 1948 to provide assistance to newcomers, provided Jewish immigration does not exceed an average of about 2,000 people a month.


In a foreword to the report, Rosenberg and Mrs. Irving M. Engel, chairman of

“The possibilities of admitting greater numbers of displaced persons of all faiths is greatly enhanced,” their statement continued, “by the fact that the leaders of our nation know that this voluntary welfare program has brought about the adjustment and Americanization of survivors of Nazi prosecution who have found haven on our shores and that similar assistance will be extended to those who arrive in the future.”

Joseph E. Beck, executive director of the agency, reported that studies by the government as well as by United Service, indicate that the post-war refugee immigrants are following the same pattern adjustment and Americanization that was established by those who came before the war. “We may expect that they will achieve a similar excellent record of constructive contribution to their new country,” he predicted.

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