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Katanga Rabbi Seeks Aid for Congo Jews Who Fled to Rhodesia

Rabbi Moshe Levi, leader of Elisabethville’s Jewish community in the Congo, arrived in Israel this morning to consult with Jewish Agency officials concerning help for Jewish refugees from the Congo now in Rhodesia.

Rabbi Levi expressed hope that the Congo’s Jewish community would continue and that Jews who escaped during the riots would return when the situation quieted down. He further said that Katanga’s Premier Moise Tshombe promised to compensate those who had suffered during the riots. Rabbi Levi intends to return to Katanga’s capital via Brussels.