JEWISH REFUGEES. The Loughborough Engineering College is offering to six suitable refugees, free training in some branch of engineering. The course would probably last nine months and would include theoretical study for two half days per week, the remainder of the time would be spent in the workshops. At the end of the training the student should be able to take a position on emigration to Palestine or the Colonies. There is already one applicant named Fritz Berg. He is nearly seventeen, the son of an Aryan mother and Jewish father. The latter has been a professor of anatomy, who is now not allowed to keep that position.
Hospitality has to be found for the students. We have tried, unsuccessfully, to find people in Loughborough who would be willing to take Fritz Berg for a short period. Now we want to collect enough money to pay for him (and others if possible) to stay in cheap lodgings. The probable cost would be 25s. per week, plus a little pocket money. Most of the refugees bring over plenty of clothes.
The scheme seems to be a useful and practical one. It would be necessary to know what funds are available before the number of refugees to be helped can be determined, and the guarantee for maintenance given. At present the undersigned has undertaken to be responsible for collecting the money, and the Birmingham representative of the Refugee Committee (Mr. Harold Watts) would select the students.
Also a home is needed for two refugee children: Ruth Costa, aged 13, and her brother Hans, aged 10. They are well trained, attractive children. Children of other ages also available. Also domestic workers.
Those who have heard at first hand of the suffering of the Jews will not doubt with to help. Please send to Mabel Genders, 120 Broadmeadow Lane, King’s Norton, Birmingham 30.
fraternal visitor August 1939
wasn’t there something that you read about attempting to find homes for kids in Christadelphian houses in the US and Canada…? But it wasn't feasible, something like that?
that might also be interesting to mention if you can figure out where that was…