United Hias Helps Bring 104 Jewish Immigrants to U.S. During 48-hour Period

The United Hias Service reported today that a total of three flights within 48 hours had brought 104 Jewish men, women and child immigrants to Kennedy Airport here on Wednesday and Thursday. The newcomers, all assisted by Hias, came from Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Rumania, Egypt and Libya. Resettlement arrangements have been worked out, with the cooperation of local family agencies in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Bridgeport, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Hartford, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Portland, Rochester. N.Y., St. Paul, San Francisco and Worcester. Harold Friedman, Hias president, said the newcomers would be able to observe their “first Passover in freedom but there are many left behind.” Gaynor L. Jacobson, Hias executive vice-president, estimated that 3,300 Jewish refugees and migrants. with Hias aid, would come to the United States this year, compared with 2,268 last year. He said more than half would be from Poland.

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