Declaring that “the Jewish people of the Soviet Union have shown wonderful examples of creative work for their country and the entire world,” Eugene D. Kiselev, Soviet Consul General in New York, today informed the Ambijan Committee that a “considerable proportion” of the tens of thousands of refugee war orphans in Russia are Jewish.
The Consul praised the decision of the Ambijan Committee to cooperate in the settling, care and rehabilitation of 3,500 Jewish war orphans in the Jewish autonomous region of Biro-Bidjan. “Your present plan to participate in the restoration of health and happiness of 3,500 Jewish orphans, refugees whose parents were murdered by the Germans, cannot but arouse the feeling of sincere admiration among the people of my country,” the Consul wrote in his letter pointing out that the Soviet Government “put an end to all forms of discrimination because of race or nationality.”
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