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The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society - New York, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 40° 43.745 W 073° 59.515
18T E 585127 N 4509172
Quick Description: A marker at the former Astor Library.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 1/9/2017 6:29:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMTVBX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 1

Long Description:
The plaque says, "As the international migration agency of the American Jewish community, HIAS' work, providing rescue and refuge for endangered and persecuted people of all faiths and backgrounds around the world, continues to this day.

Founded in 1881, HIAS has rescued more than 4,500,000 men, women, and children including members of almost every Jewish family in America. Tens of thousands of these refugees and migrants were sheltered and fed in this building before they entered the mainstream of life in this great nation."
Civil Right Type: Religion

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