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J.D.C. Representative Lauds Allied Troops and Italian Government for Aid to Jews

January 4, 1946
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Tribute to Allied troops as well as to the present Italian Government and people for their “humanitarian, liberal” actions in facilitating the relief and reconstruction activities of the Jews of Italy, was paid here today at a press conference by Reuben B.Resnik, representative of the JDC in Italy, who has just returned from two years of relief work overseas.

“For many native Italian Jews, who lost everything to the Nazis during the German occupation of Italy, and for thousands of Jews fleeing to Italy from anti-Semitism in Poland, UNRRA aid is insufficient,” Resnik said. “The living condition of most of the Jews in Italy remains precarious. Despite the extensive program of relief and rehabilitation of the Joint Distribution Committee, amounting to $120,000 monthly, this winter will result not only in a high incidence of sickness and disease, but also a loss of hopefulness and feeling of futility among Jews in Italy unless greater aid is forthcoming.”

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