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An early report about the problem of Jewish refugees from Germany to European countries, 1934

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TROISIEME SESSION DU CONSEIL D'ADMINISTRATION DU HAUT-COMMISSARIAT POUR LES RÉFUGIÉS, (ISRAÉLITES ET AUTRES) PROVENANT D'ALLEMAGNE LES 1. ET 2 NOVEMBRE 1934 - The third meeting of the Executive Council of the High Commissioner for Refugees (Israeli and others) from Germany on November 1 and 2, 1934 - including the report of the High Commissioner Mr. James G. McDoland. Londres Publishing: Ed. Par Le Haut-Commissariat - London 1934 - First edition. French. (The report was published simultaneously in English and French).

An early report reviewing the conclusions of a special joint committee established in 1933 to deal with the problem of the Jewish refugees who immigrated from Germany to the various European countries following the rising waves of anti-Semitism, and the decrees that Nazi Germany imposed on the Jews. The report was published in 1934, about a year after Hitler came to power, and it reviews all of the economic and sociological aspects of this immigration that began eighteen months earlier, with a detailed plan of action, how the exiled Jews can be absorbed and allow them to integrate into European cities, or continue to immigrate to the United States, Eretz Israel, and other countries. The report details negotiations with other governments, centralizing the work of relief and immigration organizations, financial support through foundations and private entities, issuing local work permits to Jews, and more. At the same time, it was reported that 27,000 Jews left the territory of Germany in the first wave, of which 1,300 were professors and members of the upper class, about 2,000 young students, several thousand teachers, and a total of 11,000 Jews belonging to the "upper class". In the report, the escape of the Jews from Germany is referred to as the "Exodus from Egypt", and it is written that in certain cities such as Paris and Prague, there is a need for immediate assistance to the exiled Jews, due to difficult living conditions. It was also reported about the unilateral confiscation of fund and insurance funds of German Jews by the German government and an attempt to determine the provision of financial grants from the countries that accepted the Jews who were left with nothing. A humanitarian clause was also established, that Jews with German citizenship who had been deprived of it, would receive the same social status, i.e. residence and employment, as if they had German citizenship. A clause accepted in some countries.
The report also details the "re-education" of the Jews who immigrated to Czechoslovakia, Italy, England, Latvia, Lithuania, and the Netherlands - where all strata of the Orthodox Jewish population, for the first time, take part in the activities of the Zionist organizations, in courses in agriculture, handicrafts, in vocational schools, and in the activities of the "Halutz" organization, as well as assistance of Jewish immigration to Eretz Israel. Throughout the report, the feeling is evident that the worst is yet to come, and its authors are aware of the fact that the situation in Germany will only get worse in the months to come, and in the years to come, and are constantly trying to produce quick solutions, and a proper way out for the Jews of Germany before it's too late.

rare. Only one copy is listed in the WORLD CAT library catalog at the University of South Florida.

35 p. 22 cm. Very good condition.

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33. An early report about the problem of Jewish refugees from Germany to European countries, 1934