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Convention Asks U.S. to Open Doors to Polish Jews

The United States Government was asked to open its doors for immigration of Polish Jews tonight in a resolution adopted at the closing session of the convention of the Federation of Polish Jews in America at the Hotel Astor.

The convention petitioned the Government “in pursuit of an open door policy toward the suffering Jews of Poland,” to carry out in full the quota for Polish immigration.

The New York Landmannschaften gave a pledge to the convention to raise $50,000 for relief by November. Representatives of affiliated Polish organizations in Chicago, Detroit and other cities also promised to raise big funds.

A gesture toward settling the federation’s dispute with the Joint Distribution Committee was made in a resolution offering to combine relief activities with any other agency, provided the work is carried along the same lines as in Germany, that Polish Jews receive their proportionate share of the funds and the Landmannschaften retain their identity.

The Polish Government was asked to re-enact the law admitting packages of old clothing for relief duty free.

Dr. Henry Szoszkies, Polish Jewish leader, who has just come to the United States to make arrangements for relief urged establishment of a permanent credit bank to make small loans to distressed Jewish tradesmen.

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