French Jews Donate Nine Million Francs for Refugee Relief
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French Jews Donate Nine Million Francs for Refugee Relief

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French Jewry has contributed nine million francs for relief work among refugees from Germany, Baron Robert de Rothschild revealed today in launching an appeal for support of the refugee work at a meeting attended by members of the community originally from Eastern Europe.

The noted philanthropist severely criticized wealthy refugees for being indifferent to the plight of their needy brethren and announced that a group of wealthy German Jewish refugees had finally constituted themselves into a body to aid less fortunate exiles from the Reich.

A million franc campaign among Eastern European Jews to raise funds to aid refugees was decided upon by the meeting. Among those who addressed the meeting was Baron Alfred Guntzbourg.

Senator Justin Godart presided today at the opening of a home for young refugees. The youths in residence at the new home will be trained in agriculture in preparation for permanent settlement in Palestine, the Argentine and elsewhere.

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