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  • Jewish Children in Europe Fleeing Monasteries; Ask Return to Judaism

    Jewish boys are fleeing from monasteries where they were given shelter during the German occupation, and are appealing to Jewish organizations to return them to Judaism, it was asserted today by Richard Cohen, a former head of the Palestine Office in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, who arrived here last week aboard the Spanish steamer Plus Ultra. Cohen… More ▸

  • Einstein Will Head Drive for Settlement of 30,000 Jewish Children in Biro Bidjan

    Prof. Albert Einstein will lead a drive for an “Einstein Fund” to settle 30,000 Jewish refugee war orphans in the region of Birobidjen in the Soviet Union. The fund will operate in connection with the work of the American Birobidjan Committee, J.M. Budish, the chairman, announced yesterday. This committee already has settled 3,500 Jewish refugee… More ▸

  • French Government Will Transfer Refugee Children from Non-jewish Custody to Jewish Group

    A Jewish delegation, headed by Dr. Joseph Fischer, general secretary of the Central Representative Committee of the Jews of France, today were assured by the Ministry for Deportees that the Jewish refugee children from Germany, who French authorities in Paris placed under the care of a non-Jewish welfare organization, will be transferred to Jewish institutions…. More ▸

  • Britain Rejects Jewish Plea for Admission of Orphans to Palestine Outside of Quota

    A plea by Jewish women’s organizations in England that the British Government transfer Jewish orphans in concentration camps in Europe to Palestine and admit them outside of the immigration schedule was rejected today by Colonial Secretary Oliver Stanley. The request was made by a delegation headed by Mrs. Israel Sieff, president of the Women’s International… More ▸

  • Jewish Agency Negotiating with Unrra on Sending Relief Teams to Europe

    The Jewish Agency for Palestine is negotiating with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency concerning the sending of relief teams from here and from England to assist the Jews still in concentration camps and the survivors of shattered Jewish communities in Europe, it was disclosed at a conference of the Palestine Labor Party by… More ▸

  • Palestine Rabbis Appeal for Return of Jewish Children Sheltered in Monasteries

    An appeal to the nations of the world “to return to the Jewish people the children and orphans who are now in monasteries and in other Christien institutions throughout Europe,” was issued here today at a rabbinical conference attended by more than 500 rabbis and heads of rabbinical institutions of learning. The conference adopted a… More ▸

  • 30,000 Jewish War Orphans Find Refuge in Soviet Russia, 3,500 Settled in Birobidjan

    Thirty thousand Jewish war orphans who essaped from Poland, Rumania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and other neighboring countries invaded by the Nazis have found refuge in Soviet Russia, according to information received today from the USSR by the American Birobidjan Committee in New York and announced by J. M. Budish, chairman of the administrative committee of the… More ▸