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Maccabean Winter Sports Festival Opens in Festive Atmosphere in Zakopane

The Maccabean Winter Sports Festival opened at Zakopane at noon today in a festive atmosphere, with the first event in the three day series a skiing competition.

Polish and Jewish flags decorated the city and the non-Jews are displaying a friendly attitude toward the visitors, 10,000 of them having arrived for the events.

A reception was held last night, attended by representatives of the government. Lord Melchett, honorary president of the World Maccabee Union, sent a bas-relief, symbolizing the renascence of the Jewish athlete.

Alexander Rosenfeld, vice-president of the World Maccabee Union, thanked the government authorities for its favorable attitude toward the Maccabee Union.

Addresses were also delivered by foreign representatives.