After more than nine years’ activity with a record of many thousands of lives saved, more than 4,000,000 children fed and clothed and the distribution of close to 1,000,000 tons of food in Central Europe, the American Jewish Relief Committee will close its offices at 103 Park Avenue and go out of existence next Thursday afternoon at four o’clock.
The winding up of the committee’s affairs and the final collection of pledged contributions will take a little more time so that in all probability the full ten years allotted to the enterprise when it began on October 25th, 1914, will be completed. Henry H. Rosenfelt, national director of the committee, has been in charge of the work from that date to the present.
The committee raised 63,137,562 which was disbursed by the Joint Distribution Committee. In the early days of the war when accounts of the sufferings of the Jews were coming by cable from Europe, Louis Marshall called together the representatives of thirty-eight national Jewish Jewish organizations and the American Jewish Relief Committee was formed, the original officers of the committee being Louis Marshall, President; Cyrus L. Sulzberger, Secretary; Felix M. Warburg, Treasurer.
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