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Entire Jewish Community on Greek Island Rendered Homeless by Quake

The entire Jewish community of Zakinthos in the lonian Islands has been rendered homeless and is “completely ruined,” it was reported here today by the Joint Distribution Committee on the basis of a cable received from Chaim Benrubi, its representative in Greece.

One Jew was killed and the remaining 38 lost their homes in the earthquakes and fire which devastated the Greek islands two weeks ago. The 38 have since been removed to Athens where they are receiving JDC relief assistance and will need longterm rehabilitative and possibly migration aid. The survivors include seven children under the age of 10 and four persons over 65.