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Efforts to Help

Many people attempted to help Jewish refugees through personal action and community activities.

Image of Collecting clothes Detroit Jews collecting clothes in January 1940 to be sent to Polish Jews under Nazi occupation.
Collecting clothes
Courtesy Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University
 
Image of Letterhead of the Greater Lansing Round Table Humanitarian efforts such as the Greater Lansing Round Table of Catholics, Jews and Protestants brought people of different faiths together for a common cause.
Letterhead of the Greater Lansing Round Table  

Image of Community Chest
Image of After the war Jews sent aid to survivors in Europe
Community Chest
Courtesy Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives
After the war Jews sent aid to survivors in Europe.
Courtesy Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives
Image of Theirs was the fate to suffer -- ours is the privilege to give Allied Jewish Aid went to the Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, (JOINT), and the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society (HIAS) for aid to refugees.
Theirs was the fate to suffer -- ours is the privilege to give
Courtesy Allied Jewish Campaign, April 1939