J. D. C. Committee in Zurich Decides European Work Must Continue
Menu JTA Search

J. D. C. Committee in Zurich Decides European Work Must Continue

Download PDF for this date

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee will continue its program of rehabilitation among the Jews of Eastern Europe and Russia with unabated energy, declared a statement issued today by Joseph C. Hyman, Secretary of the Joint Distribution Committee, at the request of Felix M. Warburg, Chairman.

The meetings of the special committee of the Joint Distribution Committee’s Executive Committee held here on August 15th and 16th gave consideration to reports presented on all phases of the program of reconstructive help rendered by the J. D. C. throughout Eastern Europe and Russia, the statement declares. Dr. Joseph A. Rosen and Dr. E. A. Grower, who came to Zurich especially for that purpose. presented complete reports on the position of Jews in the towns and cities of Russia and made recommendations for an industrialization program which would render self-supporting large masses of the Jewish urban population in Russia.

Dr. Bernard Kahn. European director of the J. D. C. and David J. Schweitzer, vice-director, reported fully on Jewish conditions in East-European countries outside of Russia. David M. Bressler, acting chairman of the New York campaign and member of the Executive Committee of the J. D. C., and Joseph C. Hyman, secretary who, representing the J. D. C., made an extended tour through Eastern Europe and visited over thirty cities, towns and villages in Poland. Latvia. Lithuania, old and new Roumania, Czechoslovakia, Sub-Carpathia, submitted comprehensive reports on the present situation of the Jews in those countries and on the needs for further activities.

Following these reports, which were fully discussed, future plans for continuance of the Joint Distribution Committee’s program in Europe were considered and a resolution unanimously adopted that the program of rehabilitation inaugurated by the J. D. C. in all these countries must be continued with unabated energy.

Those attending the sessions of the special committee of the J. D. C. were Felix M. Warburg, who presided. Louis Marshall, James N. Rosenberg. Joseph C. Hyman, Dr. Cyrus Adler, Jacob Billikopf, David M. Bressler, Dr. Lee K. Frankel, Dr. E. A. Grower, Maurice B. Hexter, Dr. Bernard Kahn. Solomon Lowenstein. Dr. J. L. Magnes. Dr. Henry Moskowitz, Dr. Joseph C. Rosen. Dr. Werner Senator, David J. Schweitzer, Rabbi Aaron Teitlebaum and Morris L. Troper.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund