First Appeal from Former Russian-poland Reaches J.d.c
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First Appeal from Former Russian-poland Reaches J.d.c

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The first appeal from Jews in Estern Poland, the area formerly occupied by Russia but now under German military occupation, has reached the J.D.C’s European headquarters here today. The Jewish community of Stanislaw, Galicia, has asked the J.D.C. for urgent help to care for over 2,000 refugees recently deported to Galicia from Hungary. The deportees, who were thrust over the border after a series of round-ups of aliens, stateless persons and other Jews throughout Hungary, need food, clothing and other forms of help without delay.

The appeal, which was transmitted by the J.D.C. representative in Budapest, indicates that contact is possible between the Government General area of Poland, which is under civil German administration, and the former Russian-occupied area of Poland, which has been under the control of military authorities. The Galician community asks that help be sent it through the J.D.C. offices in Warsaw and Krahau. A special grant of $20,000, over and above the J.D.C’s regular monthly appropriation for work in Poland, is being recommended to the New York offices of the organization to meet the needs in Stanislaw. Funds will be sent into Poland under the J.D.C. clearance arrangement, which enables American dollars to be withheld from that and other German-dominated areas, at the same time that local currency is made available.

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