158 Young Jews Placed in 22 Palestine Settlements Last Month by Youth Aliyah
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158 Young Jews Placed in 22 Palestine Settlements Last Month by Youth Aliyah

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A total of 158 Jewish boys and girls from European war zones have been placed in 22 Palestine settlements during the past month, it was announced today by the Youth Aliyah Center, organization sponsoring youth immigration to the Holy Land.

A group of 132 sailed from Trieste on Oct. 7 and a second unit of 26 embarked a Marseilles on Nov. 7. Twenty-one of the children were originally from Berlin, 58 from Prague, 37 from Bratislava and six from Vienna. Groups totalling 260, meanwhile, are receiving training for emigration to Palestine in such countries of transit as England and are expected to leave sometime next month.

One unit of 50 boys and girls who succeeded in escaping from Poland are now in Lithuania where they are awaiting their Palestine certificates. All were originally from Germany, where they had been granted certificates which could not be allocated because of the outbreak of hostilities. They had been forced to flee with their families first to the Sudetenland, then to Czecho-Slovakia and then to Poland.

More than 6,000 youths have entered Palestine under Youth Aliyah auspices since the advent of the Nazi regime in Germany.

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