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  • Pre-war Project for Settling 10,000 Refugees in Philippines Receiving New York

    The project for settling 10,000 refugees in the Philippine Islands, arrangements for which had been completed just prior to the out-break of the war, is receiving fresh consideration, it was disclosed today in the annual report of the Refugee Economic Corporation, which negotiated the original agreement with the Philippine Government. The report, which was issued… More ▸

  • Japanese Reported to Have Imposed Special “war Taxes” on Jews in Philippines

    The Japanese occupation administration in the Philippine Islands has imposed a special “war tax” on all Jews, according to a report appearing in the “Deutsche Beobachter in Asian,” a copy of which was received here today. The German report states that “wealthy” Jews, who own real estate and big business concerns will be forced to… More ▸

  • Japan’s New Policy of Anti-semitism Attacked by President of Philippines

    President Manuel L. Quezon of the Philippine Commonwealth today called Japan’s new policy of anti-Semitism a tribute to the patriotism of Jews in the occupied islands. Praising Philippine Jews as “quiet, energetic and productive,” he expressed the hope that he would be able to work with them again after the war in accordance with the… More ▸

  • No Casualties Among 1,500 Jewish Refugees in Philippines Despite Japanese Bombings

    A cable from the Refugee Committee in Manilla stated: “No casualties among transient, old time Jewish refugees.” Most of the refugees have been in the Philippines for several years. Some came there directly and others finally settled there after leaving Shanghai. A small group, now stranded in Manila, were on their way to the United… More ▸

  • Orthodox Jewish Community Founded in Philippines

    Establishment of the first orthodox Jewish community in the Philippine Islands has been achieved by the Agudath Israel youth group recently formed in Manila. A member of this group was sent to Shanghai to study shechita (kosher slaughter) there. The Agudist organization in New York furnished the necessary funds and religious requisites, the London Agudah… More ▸

  • Youngberg Named to Direct Philippines Refugee Settlement; Sails Thursday

    The Refugee Economic Corporation announced today that it has engaged Dr. Stanton Youngberg to direct the settlement of an initial group of 600 to 800 refugees on the Island of Mindanao in the Philippines. He will embark on the steamship Klipfontein from Los Angeles on Thursday to take up his duties. Dr. Youngberg was executive… More ▸

  • Refugee Resettlement Projects Under Way in Philippines and Australia

    Projects for the resettlement of German refugees are being “vigorously pushed” in the Philippines, Australia and the Dominican Republic and are already under way in the first two countries, Charles J. Liebman president of the Refugee Economic Corporation, reports in the current issue of Notes and News, published by the Council of Jewish Federations and… More ▸

  • Late News on Refugee Conference Philippines Offer to Accept ‘considerable’ Immigrants

    An offer to permit a “considerable number of involuntary immigrants” to settle in Mindanao, southernmost of the Philippine Islands, was raised for discussion at an all-day session of the Intergovernmental Refugee Committee today. Mindanao, 37,000 miles square, is one of the largest of the islands. The soil is exceedingly fertile and well-suited for the cultivation… More ▸