NEW YORK (Dec. 28)
From 25,000 twenty years ago, the number of persons registered with the Council of the Jewish Community in Shanghai is 26 today, it was reported to the World Jewish Congress here by P. I. Yudalevich, the chairman of the Council. He noted that the tiny community consists of 20 persons in Shanghai and six in Harbin.
The Community Council is primarily concerned with providing welfare facilities for needy members, arranging Jewish education for the remaining children, and caring for the community cemeteries. In addition, the Council is occupied with requests from former members of the community who require documentation of confinement in the Shanghai restricted area during World War II to substantiate compensation claims.