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Many Youngsters Now Coming to Israel Did Not Know They Are Jews

Many children and teen-agers brought to Israel recently have developed deep personal problems as a result of the sudden awareness that they are Jews, Moshe Kol, head of the Youth Aliyah movement reported here today.

Mr. Kol declared that some of the youngsters who did not know they were Jews until brought to Israel by the child rescue movement suffered from psychological shock. For those who cannot cope with this shock, the Youth Aliyah leader continued, individualized attention is provided in Youth Aliyah centers.

Mr. Kol, who expressed appreciation of the assistance given Youth Aliyah by various International bodies, said that Israel would be host to the next international children’s conference.

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