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Jewish Emigration Work of J.D.C. and United Hias Lauded in Book

The heroic work of Jewish voluntary agencies, like the Joint Distribution Committee and the United Hias Service, is underlined in a book which Syracuse University Press will publish shortly, it was announced today. The book, “Escape from Fear,” was written by Martin A. Bursten, of the United Hias staff.

In a preface to the book, Scott McLeod, U.S. Ambassador to Ireland who headed the U.S. refugee program prior to being named to his present post, appeals for a revision of the U.S. immigration laws so that this country may deal more expeditiously with emergencies similar to the exodus of some 200,000 Hungarians in 1956-57.