NEW YORK (Jan. 5)
United Hias Service reported today that it spent $3,054,000 in 1969. close to half a million dollars more than it had anticipated. Carl Glick, agency treasurer, attributed this to the mass migration of Jews from Poland in the wake of that country’s anti-Semitic campaign.
Harold Friedman, president of the worldwide Jewish migration agency, stated that more than 5,500 Polish Jews came to Vienna last year, and United Hias Service assumed responsibility for about 3,600 of them. In addition, an estimated 3,000 Jews went directly from Warsaw to Denmark and Sweden, some with United Hias assistance.
Gaynor I. Jacobson, executive vice president of United Hias Service, reported that the current Polish caseload in Vienna and Rome was close to 2,000, and that most of them were seeking to come to the United States. He estimated that in 1970 his organization would resettle 6,500 men, women and children from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Cuba, including 3,400 from Poland.