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$2,500,000 Budget Adopted by Council for German Jewry

March 25, 1937
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The Council for German Jewry today adopted a budget of £500,000 (about $2,500,000) for execution in 1937 of various projects it is coordinating in aid of German Jews both within and outside the Reich.

About one-third of the sum, or £171,000, is to be expended for settlement of German Jews in Palestine. Other expenditures decided upon include:

For relief of refugees in the United States, Great Britain, South American and European countries — £150,000;

For the Reichs Representation of Jews in Germany and the Central Relief Union of Jews in Germany — £137,000, to be used for training emigrants and actual emigration expenses;

For the HIAS-ICA (emigration and colonization aid society), to be used in emigration and settlement work — £40,000.

Included in the budget are allocations to German emigration and retraining work by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the United Palestine Appeal. The J.D.C. will spend about $1,100,000 on German-Jewish projects, while the U.P.A. has assigned approximately $200,000 to the same purpose.

The remainder of the budget is being met by the British section of the Council and the Jewish Agency for Palestine. The Council was established in December, 1935.

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