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JDC Directors in Warsaw for Relief Survey

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Dr. Bernhard Kahn, European director of the American Joint Distribution Committee, and Dr. D. Schweitzer, vice-director, arrived here today from Paris in connection with the United Appeal for funds being conducted in the United States to aid the Jews in Poland and in other countries.

The two leaders of the American Joint Distribution Committee will hold a number of conferences here with Polish-Jewish leaders, in order to acquaint themselves with the direct need of the Jewish population and establish working ways and means for relief activities.

One of the most serious problems which Polish Jewry will face in the immediate future is that of providing the needy with Passover food. The number of Jews who will require assistance for Passover is estimated at tens of thousands. The Jewish community in Warsaw, which used to provide the poor with free matzohs is not in a position to do so this year. A contributing cause to this inability is the fact that the government has deprived it of the income derived from kosher meat by handing over supervision of the slaughtering houses to the municipality.

The All-Polish Conference of Jewish Bakers opened today, with speakers giving a picture of the tragic situation of Jewish bakery owners and their employes in Poland. Most of the speakers at the conference emphasized that the government order to mechanize the bakeries in Poland has practically ruined the Jewish bakery trade, as well as the fact that Jewish bakers are to work only five days a week, while non-Jewish bakers work six days.

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