46 Jewish Refugees from Eastern European Countries Land in U.s., Canada

Forty-six Jewish refugees from three Eastern European countries have landed in the United States and Canada, the United Hias Service reported today. According to Carlos L. Israelis, president of the immigrant aid society, the refugees from Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary boarded a charter flight at Vienna. Twenty-four landed at Montreal and 22 at New York, he said. The flight was sponsored by Catholic, Protestant and non-sectarian agencies in addition to Hias. Gaynor I. Jacobson, executive vice president of Hias, estimated that 4,000 Jews have left Czechoslovakia since the Soviet led invasion of that country last Aug. 21 and 1,500 of them have applied for migration aid at the United Hias Vienna office. Mr. Jacobson said that over 800 Jews have already been resettled in the United States, Canada, Western Europe and Australia.

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