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Ukraine Jews Plan Relief for 50,000 Homeless Children

February 26, 1923
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A “self-help” month has been proclaimed by Ukrainia Jewry for the benefit of the thousands of Jewish orphaned and homeless children of the Ukraine. These children, who are commonly referred to as “Bedouin” by reason of their homeless and wandering status, number no less than fifty thousand. Suffering the pangs of (###)unger, and unprovided with any of the restraining influences of home or school, many of the children have turned to crime to obtain their sustenance. A number of them have even resorted to murder.Realizing that their plight constitutes one of the gravest menaces to the future of the Ukrainian Jewry, there has been wide response to the appeal for their relief. Collections are being taken up in all the villages, students volunteering for the work. In Vinitzia, the JDC has opened a home accommodating an additional hundred of these waifs of the street.

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