A moving appeal addressed to “American Jewry” by the Committee for Self-help of the Jewish refugees from Russia and the Ukraine now interned at Danzig, arrived in the New York office of the J.T.A. today.
The appeal, signed by J. Beoker, Chairman, B. Bromberg, Secretary and others in the name of the 500 to 600 refugees who, forced to leave Poland where they sought refuge, were detained in Danzig in internment camps upon their arrival there on route to America, calls upon their American brethren to “mobilizs all your forces in an attempt to influence the American Government to permit us to enter the country when the new Russian quota begins”.
“Think of the sword of Damocles hanging over the heads of 600 innocent Jewish wanderers”, the appeal urges.
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