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100,000 Jews Apply for Passover Aid in Warsaw

April 5, 1932
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We have known for a long time how bad things are economically with the Jewish ###iation of Warsaw, the Yiddish daily “Unzer Express there writes, but now, with the approach of Passover, we are getting figures which show that conditions are even worse than we suspected. The institutions which are trying to alleviate the distress among the Jews of Warsaw, the Jewish Community, the Jewish Rescue Committee, and the rest, are simply besieged with applications for help. Over 12,000 Jewish families have applied now to the Jewish Community alone for Passover aid, and adding these to the 8,000 applications on file previously we find that there are at least 20,000 Jewish families, or 100,000 souls in need of assistance.

The position is so much the worse, the paper adds, because the crisis in America is preventing the Jews there from coming to the aid of their relatives in Poland, as they used to before Passover in previous years. The largest sum that is now being received by anyone is 25 dollars.

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