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United Brisker Relief

Title: United Brisker Relief
Inclusive Dates: 1916-1978
ID: RG 898
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Established in 1915 by a group of Brisker societies to aid the war-stricken community of Brisk (Brest-Litovsk in Byelorussian and Brzesc nad Bugiem in Polish), Byelorussia. Undertook large-scale relief and rehabilitation work between World War I and World War II.  Located and sent relief to refugees and survivors of World War II.  Supported the Palestine *yishuv* (settlement) and institutions in the State of Israel.  Maintained branches in Newark, Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles. Active until 1978.
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