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THE CHATTANOOGA NEWS. CHATTANOOGA. TENN- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 1920.
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8 A CHILD WORTH?
Turn for a moment, if you will, from your own cozy family
circle to those 800,000 starving, ragged, helpless Jewish chil
dren in Eastern Europe. Consider their lot. You'll have to
stretch your imagination to the breaking pointand even
then you will not exaggerate the grim, terrible facts.
Think of it!
Almost a million innocent children robbed of their birthright! Their child
hood is awry. Ever since their prattling baby days they have known only
"War. Peace to them is an utter stranger. For years thousands of them hare
wandered, refugees from contending armies. Other thousands are orphaned.
None has known a full meal in five years. They can't remember what milk
tastes like. '
Think of the long dreary days, with the hunger pangs ever gnawing at
their little vitals. Think of the terrible endless nights spent alone and un
protected out in the fields under the stars or on dirty city streets. Think of
the rags and the dirt and the lack of loving kindness, of the sickness and the
suffering and the heartaches of myriads of little tots "out on their own" in a
world gone mad.
Could but a part of the sufferings of little Jewish children throughout
Eastern Europe in the past five years be summed up in words the world would
stand aghast. Surely the heart of the loving God must be sorely wounded at
what these little ones have been through.
Here is a situation where race, creed, nationality nothing counts except
humanity. It is a blot on the escutche on of the human race. Nor can America
ever clear herself if she permits these conditions to continue.
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Those multitudes of Jewish children in Eastern Europe must: have food.
They must have clothing. They must have a decent place to live.
And they must have a little of the care and loving kindness that is the
birthright of every child born into the world of the child of your heart and
of these numberless Jewish children!
The first consideration of American Jewry is to care for the untended, un
fed, unclothed and unlovedoffspring of the race across the sea. But it is
the first consideration not only of Jewry, biit of America as a whole. The
$35,000,000 that the American Jewish Relief Committee needs from the United
States this year will go primarily to save the Jewish childhood abroad.
Shall it ever be said that for a few paltry dollars a host of little children
wero allowed to perish?
SHARE DON'T DODGE I . i ! )
Here are the facts:
With $200 you can save one child's life in Eastern Europe for a whole
year.
For $20 you can feed one little girl for a month, even in Poland, where
food costs twice as much as it does here. , ' .
For 25 cents you can buy a ten-year-old boy more food than he has had to
eat at one time for the past five years. ,,
There are 6,000,000 Jews in Eastern Europe whom the war has left de
pendent upon us for aid. About 800,000 of them are children.
One change of clothes may save a boy or girl from the terrible typhus epl- '
demic which is raging now in Eastern Europe.
Poland is full of children of eight or ten years old, no larger than infants
of a few months, who cannot walk because of lack of food.
There are hundreds of thousands of Jewish children in Poland, Palestine,
Czecho-Slovakia, Lithuania, Itoumania, Siberia and the Orient, left helpless
and homeless by the war. Thousands of them, unable to get into the already
overcrowded orphanages, beg on the streets by day and sleep on the street by
night. And there, but for the grace of God, goes your own little boy or girl!
JEWISH RELIEF CAMPAIGN
"Life for Those in the Shadow of Death
CAMPAOGN WEEK JUNE
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