Having raised more than half of a $2,000,000 fund for the relief of German Jews by individual appeals, the Joint Distribution Committee is sponsoring an open air concert as a means of appealing to the general public.
The concert will be held on Sept. 28, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.
Mme. Hulda Lashanska, lyric soprano, will sing, and Mischa Elman, violinist, and Ossip Gabrilowitsch, conductor and pianist, will play. None of the artists will receive a fee for their appearance and both Mr. Gabrilowitsch and Mr. Elman will come from the West Coast in order to appear.
In announcing the concert, Felix M. Warburg said, “no human soul can refuse assistance to the German Jews who are deprived of their livelihood and exposed to intense humiliation. Six hundred thousand Jews of Germany call for your help in this calamity. These stricken people must be assisted.”
At the same time, Rabbi Jonah B. Wise, national chairman of the relief campaign, declared in a statement, that over 100,000 German Jews had been deprived of all opportunities of earning a living and urged the Jews of America to come to the rescue of their co-religionists in Germany.