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Aid Through U.J.A. Urged

November 18, 1940
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An appeal to American Jewry to provide funds to the Joint Distribution Committee, through the United Jewish Appeal, for emergency relief and medical assistance for Jewish refugees in unoccupied France has been received from J.D.C. headquarters in Lisbon, it was announced today.

The cable, outlining immediate needs in this sector of distress, stated that local committees were required to provide food, clothing, shelter and other assistance to more than 10,000 Jewish refugees interned in various camps in unoccupied France, aid to East European Jews economically dislocated by the war, provision for orphans and refugee children through OSE and emigration aid to refugees in possession of visas.

Emphasis is placed on the fact that relief and emigration activities are being carried on uninterruptedly to the extent that funds are made available. But the approach of the winter crisis requires an increase in the flow of assistance which can be continued only if Jewish communities in the United States respond adequately to the appeal of the nationwide campaign in behalf of relief and rehabilitation in European lands, immigration and settlement in Palestine and refugee adjustment in America.

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