Check for $1,755 to Rabbi Karlinsky from Rabbi Eliezer Silver, 1940

February 20 1941

Contribution of $1,755 from Rabbi Eliezer Silver to Rabbi Karlinsky, for the Vaad Hatzala relief effots. Dated February 20, 1941.

Identifer: CJF.2012.002.1695


Vaad Hatzalah & WWII Rescue Efforts; American Rescue & Relief Efforts

Rabbi Jacob Lustig Collection, Kneseth Israel Congregation Collection

Rabbi Jacob Karlinsky was the Executive Secretary of the Vaad Hatzala. During the years 1940-1941, the Vaad raised funds for the passage of refugees granted transit visas to Japan. The Vaad also lobbied to procure visas for rabbis and students in Lithuania to enter the United States. After the Jewish refugees in Japan were transferred to Shanghai, the Vaad Hatzala sent funds and supplies to support the newly established community, while petitioning the governments of the United States, Poland, and Spain, among others, to intervene on their behalf and aid in their emigration.

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