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1,000 Jewish Youths Aided by United Jewish Appeal Funds to Quit Germany

September 11, 1939
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Saved from forced labor gangs and concentration camps, 1,000 young German Jews are en route to Palestine as the result of intercession by the Keren Hayesod (Palestine Foundation Fund), one of the arms of the United Palestine Appeal, it was announced today by the national offices of the United Jewish Appeal for Refugees and Overseas Needs, of which the United Palestine Appeal is a constituent.

The youths were rescued in a body through funds supplied by the Keren Hayesod Sept. 8 after an urgent appeal from Europe notified the American offices that 100 who had just been released from the Dachau concentration camp would be re-interned at once unless money was immediately supplied for their emigration. Arrangements for transporting the 900 others to Palestine were completed at the same time.

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