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J.D.C. and J.c.a. Announce Aid for Immigrants in Australia

An initial grant of 20, 000 pounds ($56, 000) to assist Jewish immigrants to establish themselves in Australia and to pave the way for further Jewish immigration to that country was today announced here by Victor Girmounsky, director-general of the Jewish Colonization Association, and Moses W. Beckelman, overseas director of the Joint Distribution Committee. The funds will be made available to the Federal Jewish Welfare Society of Australia to administer in behalf of the two organizations.

The announcement expressed the organizations’ hope that the initial grant will enable work to begin and show results which will warrant the granting of further sums for the same purpose. It pointed out that “Jewish migrants to Australia in recent years have found a warm welcome and open-handed cooperation from the Australian Government and the Jewish communities.”

Noting that “migration to any country is understandably limited by the possibilities for economic absorption of the newcomers,” the announcement said: “By making this new fund available we not only assure the new immigrant the means for establishing himself, but also help open the way for still further immigration. “

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