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Needy Get Coal As Cold Hits Warsaw

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Fifty carloads of coal were distributed today to indigent Jews of Warsaw who have been severely affected by the cold wave which has settled over Poland and which is expected to last for several days.

Pitiful scenes were enacted at the offices of the Warsaw Jewish Community as the poverty-stricken people came to appeal for immediate help. Owing to the impoverishment of Polish Jewry, more than one-third of the Jews in the city are living on charity.

The Jewish community provided twenty carloads of coal, while private donors gave the other thirty.

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