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Charges “hias” Violates European Pledges

April 30, 1923
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Announcnig the withdrawal of the London Federation of Ukrainian Jews from the United Jewish Emigration Committee, Rabbi Yochelman, Chairman, denounces the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of America (Hias) on the score of its European program.

The “Hias”, Rabbi Yochelman said, never kept its promises, acted dictatorily and artificially delayed the establishment of the proposed Emigration Bank. Rabbi Yochelman charges further that the Hias representatives in Europe had not kept their pledge in transferring to the Emigration Committee its activities in Europe.

As to the Emigration Committee itself, the Ukrainian Federation asserts its aims were not realized, as witnessed by the fact that the Emigration Bank is not yet established and the unification of the emigration work not reached.

Accusations that the “Hias” has not kept its pledges in its European work were characterized as unfounded by officers of the Organization to whom the J.T.A. applied for a statement on the London dispatch.

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