Miss Greenwald and Dr. Kahn Honored by Warsaw Nurses Training School
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Miss Greenwald and Dr. Kahn Honored by Warsaw Nurses Training School

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Dr. Bernard Kahn, European director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and Miss Amelia Greenwald, were elected honorary members of the first Jewish Nurses Training School in recognition of their achievements in Jewish social service.

Miss Greenwald organized the first nurses training school in Poland and interested the Joint Distribution Committee in the work. The school is now under the direction of the Reconstruction Committee, of which Bernard Flexner and Dr. Lee K. Frankel are members. Before Miss Greenwald went to Poland, she was Secretary of the Department of Farm and Rural Work of the National Counicil of Jewish Women in the United States. She is a post graduate of Johns Hopkins Training School for Nurses and was in charge of the base hospital under the Jewish Welfare Board in Verdun.

The school for nurses is one of the outstanding contributions of the Joint Distribution Committee to Poland and has been recognized by the Polish government. Sixty girls are now students at the school.

Mrs. Rebekah Kohut, who visited the school during her recent trip to Poland, stated: “I think the school is one of the most finished pieces of work the Joint Distribution Committee has carried on. It has set a new standard in the hospitals in Poland.”


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