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Mas Allocates $250, 000 to Aid Jews Escaping from Communist Lands

An additional allocation of $250,000 for emergency needs in connection with Jewish persecutees escaping from Communist-dominated countries of Europe, was appropriated by HIAS, at a special meeting of the Society’s board of directors here today.

According to Ben Touster, president of HIAS, the extra allocation was voted as a contingency fund from which unanticipated budgetary expenses, to help escapees in their migration problems, can be met. To further explore the situation in Berlin and other parts of Germany, where Jewish refugees are registering for immigration, Ilja M. Dijour, the Society’s director of research, will confer with government officials at Bonn, and representatives of other groups involved in the handling of refugees in Europe.