SIR,—Some estimates place the number of Jewish children (orphans), who have been placed in non-Jewish homes and institutions on the Continent, as somewhere between 25 and 30 thousand. Letters reaching this esguro try from the Continent, often written by baptised children telling of their baptiem, and investigationS made 'among childeen in this country for purposes of recuperation, make it clear that a high peicentage of Jewish chitdren have been baptised. The Jewish authorities have had difficulty ill getting in touch with Jewish children brought to this country, the explanation given being ehat as the children come from South Holland, Belgium and France, where the population is mainly Catholic, there are no Jewish children among them. Only when opportunity to. question the children whose names sound Jewish is found is it also found that Jewish children have been baptised as Catholics.
In one case, two of these " Catholic " girls burst into tears on hearing familiar words from their own liturgy.
Loris& A. M. BARBER.
Dean Cote, Goodleigh, North Devon,
[Canna( names. addresses, and concrete histories be givers? This is all very rague.-Eptioe., C.I.I.)