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J.D.C. Aid Totals $38,140,000 for Eight Months; $8,000,000 Program for Poland Revealed

September 3, 1946
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The Joint Distribution Committee has allocated $38,140,210 during the first eight months of this year for relief, rehabilitation and emigration of Jewish survivors in Europe, it was announced yesterday by Edward M.M. Warburg, chairman. This figure is greater than the J.D.C.’s appropriations for all of 1945, he emphasized.

Mr. Warburg revealed that for work in Poland, “zone of the greatest distress among Jews in Europe today,” the J.D.C. is engaged in a program which will total more than $8,000,000 in funds and supplies during 1946. For assistance activities in Poland this year, cash allocations have been established at $5,500,000, with the remainder going in relief supplies of food, clothing and medicines, he stated. Details of the Polish program, Mr. Warburg added, were formulated in conversations in New York and Poland with leaders of the Central Jewish Committee of Poland.

“While thousands of Polish Jews have taken to the road fleeing anti-Semitism there,” Mr. Warburg declared, “the stark fact remains that thousands of ragged, hungry and destitute Jewish survivors are staying in Poland. Their relief is among the foremost tasks of the J.D.C. in Europe.” He pointed out that 25,000 Jewish repatriates have settled in the Stettin area in lower Silesia, where the J.D.C. is operating in cooperation with the Central Jewish Committee and Orthodox groups.

Mr. Warburg’s statement also listed the aid which the J.D.C. is giving to Jews in camps for displaced persons in Germany and Austria, as well as with the relief activities conducted by the organization in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, France and other countries.

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