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Council for Judaism Announces Aid for Jews Fleeing Iron Curtain

The American Council for Judaism today announced that it has decided to help, through its Philanthropic Fund, Jews to proceed instead to Western Hemisphere countries.

“Other grants,” the announcement said, “will provide emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation to Jews and non-Jews in Europe and the United States. In most cases no other form of philanthropic aid is available to these people. Projects in Israel for which grants were authorized will provide opportunities-for Jewish and Arab Israelis to work together in an atmosphere of mutual understanding. A program for expediting the indemnification claims of Nazi victims will also be financed by one of the grants,” the announcement stated.