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Jews in Russia in Danger of Destruction

August 25, 1924
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“The Jews in Soviet Russia face the danger of physical and moral destruction; if to help is extended to them the greatest catastrophe in Jewish history will be unavoidable,” declared Dr. Jochelman, representative of The Federation of Ukranian Jews in Great Britain at the Friday Session of the Jewish World Relief Conference here.

Dr. Jochelman has recently returned from a prolonged visit in Soviet Russia where he has studied the situation.

“The reports that are being circulated,” declared Dr. Jochelman “that the situation of Jews in Russia is improving is a harmful legend. As a matter of fact, the situation has been steadily growing worse, has reached the breaking point. The persecutions by the Soviet authorities of the small traders and merchants, as well as the significant reality of Jewish intellectuals being without employment and doomed to starvation is a fact which calls for immediate relief. Were the facts of the real situation of the Jews in Soviet Russia made known to the world, amazement, followed by immediate relief would be the re-action,” Dr. Jochelman concluded.

Dr. Berosteir, representative of the Jewish World Relief Conference at Kiev and co-worker of the Red Cross in the Ukraine,in his report on the situation in that part of Russia, confirmed in detail, the deplorable picture drown by Dr. Jochelman.

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