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New England U.J.A. Conference Pledges to Raise $2,500,000 Outside of Boston Drive

September 16, 1946
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More than 800 delegates from 49 communities in New England today pledged themselves to raise $2,500,000 for the United Jewish Appeal drive. This sum will not include the funds to be raised in the Greater Boston campaign.

Addressing the meeting at the Copley-Plaza Hotel here, William Rosenwald, national chairman of the U.J.A., said that the United States’ reaffirmation of its tradition of asylum for the oppressed is having a world-wide constructive influence. By admitting survivors of Nazi persecution as quota immigrants, America can exercise great influence in Palestine and elsewhere, he stated. Citing the work of the National Refugee Service, Rosenwald declared that an organized national welfare program for the newcomers speeds their adjustment and helps them become good Americans quickly, thus strengthening this country’s humanitarian leadership.

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