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1,116 Jewish War Orphans Brought to Canada by Jewish Congress

Of 1,116 Jewish war orphans brought to Canada in 1947 and 1948 by the Canadian Jewish Congress, less than 20 are still dependent on the community, according to a Jewish Congress report made today at the Conference on Children being held here at St. Adele.

All the rest of the war orphans have shown “amazing” ability to become integrated in the 38 communities where they were placed, the report showed. Of the total, 380 of the orphans had come from Poland, 250 from Hungary, 200 from Czechoslovakia, 165 from Rumania, and a small number from Greece and other European countries. Montreal and Toronto absorbed the largest number of the children, totaling 762 between these two Jewish centers.

A slight increase in the number of Jewish immigrants to Canada during the first six months of 1960, as compared with the same period in 1959, was reported today by the Canadian Jewish Congress. During the first six months of this year, 1,192 Jews came to Canada, compared with 1,166 in the first half of 1959. The Jewish immigrants represented the ninth largest ethnic group in terms of numbers admitted.

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