34,000 Jewish Immigrants Absorbed in Canada During 1945-52

Canada, with less than a tenth of the population of the United States, absorbed about 20 percent of all the Jews who immigrated to North American from 1945 to 1952, it was emphasized here last night by Ben Touster, president of HIAS, addressing the annual convention of the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society of Canada.

Mr. Touster revealed that during the above period the United States took in 130,000 Jews and that Canada admitted 34,000 Jews. He said that although the U.S. had passed a refugee relief act for the admission of 214,000 non-quota immigrants during the next three years, he had “grave doubts that any such number as 214,000 will be able to take advantage of this Act–because it is so rigidly worded, and because the regulations of the Act, just issued, are so unfavorable.”

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