Home for Mentally Iii Refugees from Nazi Persecution Named for Jordan
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Home for Mentally Iii Refugees from Nazi Persecution Named for Jordan

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A home to care for mentally ill Jewish refugees from Nazi persecution and their children will be opened here today in the name of the late Charles H. Jordan, executive director of the Joint Distribution Committee who died under mysterious circumstances in Prague in August, 1967. The home is sponsored by the Central British Fund for Jewish Relief and Rehabilitation. It will initially house 25 patients who are presently confined to general mental hospitals. The Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany has contributed $48,000 toward the $240,000 cost of the home. Opening ceremonies will be performed by Mr. Jordan’s widow.

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