Tomchei Aniyim (Hebrew: Supporter of the Poor) was an organisation founded during World War I that aimed at helping the poor and the refugees. It ran a soup kitchen that sold warm meals at very low prices, collected clothes and shoes and distributed them among the most needy. It also ran a shop that offered the lowest prices for basic necessities. The organisation had its own house of prayer in Kielce. The most active members of Tomchei Aniyim were: Dr Krauze, Josel Kohen, Josel Marynka, and Jona Rotman. In the 1920s and 1930s, the institution organised help and assistance for the people who lost their means of living due to the progressing economic crisis.

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