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Open Direct Line Between Poland and South America

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The first transport of Polish emigrants to South America sailed on the direct Polish-South America line..

The steamer sailed from the Polish port, Gdynia, the newly constructed harbor near Danzing. One hundred and fifty of the 600 emigrants were Jews en route to Buenos Aires.

The opening of the line was accompanied by festive exercises in which farewell to the passengers was a prominent feature. Abraham Podlishewski, president of the Jewish Emigrant Aid Society, delivered an address in Hebrew and Yiddish.

Miss Emily Marx, Republican candidate for Member of the Assembly in the Ninth District, was presented with the Red Cross bronze Service Medal for her work in the development of the organization’s life-saving program.

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