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Appeal to Use $45,000 to Aid Refugees Here

June 28, 1935
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A $45,000 appropriation to aid German refugees at present in New York City was announced yesterday by the United Jewish Appeal. The funds will be allocated to local agencies equipped to care for the refugees.

The announcement was made by E. Edwin Goldwasser, Nathan Straus and Michael Schaap, co-chairmen of the Greater New York Appeal, who pointed out that the response of New York City to the campaign has been “disappointing.”

“The inadequate response of the fortunate people of this city,” they said, “indicates that they can have no conception of the magnitude of the problems of their brethren abroad. Millions of men, women and children are in dire need in Germany, Poland and other lands. Their only hope of survival is through assistance of the Jews of America.

“This appeal dare not fail.”


A luncheon for James G. McDonald, League of Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, will be held at the Hotel Waldorf-Astoria this afternoon under the auspices of the Bronx and Brooklyn {SPAN}divi###ons{/SPAN} of the United Jewish Appeal. {SPAN}##peakers{/SPAN} will be Mrs. Herbert H. {SPAN}##ehman{/SPAN}, Mrs. Felix M. Warburg, Mrs. Bernard S. Deutsch and Mrs. David E. Goldfarb.

Prof. Albert Einstein declared at dinner given in his honor by the Appeal at the Hotel Commodore Wednesday night that “all available Jewish forces must be put at the disposal of the current relief activities.”

He warned that the “moral disintegration and intensified national egoism” of the present day requires that Jews be vigilant in preserving Jewry. The upbuilding of Palestine is of primary importance, Prof. Einstein declared.

“Without Palestine,” he asserted, “the horrors of recent years would have been even more terrible and the demoralization of the Jewish people far greater.”

For the fourth time, the course in “Principles and Problems of Jewish Education in the United States” is to be given at Teachers College, Columbia University. This course is a graduate course given by the Department of Religious Education and is open to all graduate students working toward higher degrees. The course, which is being given with the sponsorship and cooperation of the National Council for Jewish Education, is to be conducted by Israel S. Chipkin.

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