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Jewish Labor Committee Decides to Give $250,000 for Jewish Institutions in Poland

March 24, 1946
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The Jewish Labor Committee today announced that it will create a special fund of $250,000 for the maintenance of a number of institutions established in Poland by the surviving Jews there.

The decision was adopted at a special session of the national executive of the committee following a report on the needs of the Jews in Poland made by Jacob Pat, executive secretary of the organization, who recently returned from that country.

Mr. Pat pointed out that while the majority of the Jews in Poland are anxious to emigrate, Jewish communal life is being re-established in many cities. A number of Jewish cooperative enterprises are now functioning, as well as Jewish hospitals and homes for orphaned children. All these need aid from the outside world, he emphasized.

More than 1,000 Jewish orphans sheltered by Polish peasants were “redeemed” by him during his stay in Poland on funds furnished by the Jewish Labor Committee, Pat revealed. He also reported that he made presents on behalf of the Committee to 16 non-Jewish women who rescued Jewish children during the Nazi siege of the Warsaw ghetto and placed them with private non-Jewish families.

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