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Jewish Refugees from Turkey Are Aided in Uruguay

December 30, 1928
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Hias Harbin Office Reports on Work in Far East

The problem of receiving and taking care of Jewish refugees from Turkey who are going to Uruguay has taxed the strength of the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society at Montevideo, Uruguay, according to a report received by the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society (Hias). Most of these refugees are families, middle aged men, women and young children. The unusual aid given by the Society to Jewish immigrants was not sufficient in these cases.

The women and children during the first ten days of their stay were sheltered at the Society’s home, after which they were taken care of in the immigrant hotel maintained by the government. Throughout all this time they received special food from the Society. At the expiration of the period during which the government sheltered them, each family was established in living quarters. Most of these refugees have now adjusted themselves to local conditions but some have still to be aided.

The report further states that non-Jewish immigrants are also being helped, receiving information and such other aid as they may stand in need of.

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