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H l Ctt i VA a m W WORTH ? :HBM Turn for a moment, if you will, from your own cozy family circle to those 800,000 starving, ragged, helpless Jewish children in Eastern Europe. Consider their lot You'll have to stretch your imagination to the breaking point and even then you will not exaggerate tne grim, terriDie lacts. Think of it! Almost a million innocent children robbed of their birthright! Their childhood is awry. Ever since their prattling baby days they have known only War. Peace to them i3 an utter stranger. For years thousands of them have wandered, refugees from contending armies. Other thousands are orphaned. None has known a full meal in live 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 Buffering 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 escutcheon of the human race. Nor can America ever clear herself if she permits these conditions to continue. 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 fadf yfldothed and unloved offspring of the race across the sea. But it is the first consideration not only of Jewry, but of America as a whole. The :vf5,000,000 that the American Jewish Relief Committee needs from the United States tins 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 were allowed to perish? SHARE DON'T DODGE! 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 epi 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, Roumania, 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 streets by night. And there, but for the grace of God, goes your own little boy or girl ! JEWISHu RELIEF CAMPAIGN Life for Those in the Shadow of Death"