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Jewry to Inaugurate Reconstruction Program to Replace Relief; JDC to Aid

December 10, 1947
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A decision to establish a reconstruction committee to draw up plans for a large-scale rehabilitation program for Hungarian Jews, was ##ted here last night at a meeting of 75 Jewish leaders representing the Jewish ##unity Council and various other organizations. The reconstruction plan was pre##ted by Noel Aronovici and Israel Jacobson, representing the Joint Distribution Committee.

The decision to convert the JDC’s program in the country from one of relief reconstruction was hailed as a turning point in the history of Hungarian Jewry. ##ral speakers warned that unless such a constructive proposal was carried out, ##garian Jewry was heading for an economic catsstrophe and that the Jews must adapt themselves to the changing conditions of the economic world. The Jewish community ## take the initiative in aiding persons become self-sufficient and in building ## cooperatives. In this the JDC will cooperate fully.The Ministry of Justice has issued a decree ordering that the Jewish Rehabilitation Fund be kept informed of all court proceedings dealing with inheritance ##sputes involving Jewish property, including those in which an apparent heir is ##volved.

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