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Morgenthau Feted Before Departure from Greece

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A farewell banquet in honor of Henry Morgenthau, former United States Ambassador to Turkey, was given last night by the Salonica Kehillah.

David Matalen on behalf of the Kehillah described the economic plight of Jews in Greece. Mr. Morgenthau promised to interest American Jews in a plan for a $200,000 reconstruction loan to be made, secured by the real estate of the Kehillahs in Greece.

Mr. Morgenthau recently arrived at Athens. He came to investigate the conditions in the country, mainly among refugees from Turkey whose settlement on the land he directed on behalf of the League of Nations Commission. Mr. Morgenthau’s book, which he hopes to finish by November is to be entitled: “The Romance of the Greek People.”

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