What does HIAS stand for?

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Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

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Hebrew Immigrant

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Hospital Infantil Albert Sabin

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What does HIAS mean?

HIAS
HIAS is an American charitable organization originally founded in response to the late 19th- and early 20th-century exodus of Jewish emigrants from Imperial Russia. The organization assists Jews and other groups of people whose lives and freedom are believed to be at risk to relocate. Since its inception HIAS has helped resettle nearly 4.5 million people. HIAS offices throughout the world provide an array of legal and support services. According to HIAS itself, the acronym HIAS was first used as a cable address and eventually became the universally used name of the organization. A 1909 merger with the Hebrew Sheltering Aid Society resulted in the official name Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society, but the organization continued to be generally known as H.I.A.S. or HIAS, which eventually became the official name.

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