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Refugees Appeal for Aid; 600 “flu” Cases Reported

An appeal for aid for 5,000 Polish Jews deported from Germany, suffering in cold of 16 degrees below zero at the Polish border camp at Szbonszyn, reached Jewish relief organizations here today. The plea begged for intervention with the Polish Government to obtain the refugees’ release to the interior.

More than 20 children have suffered frostbite and have been removed to hospitals, the message said. The others are shivering with cold and are forced to eat in unroofed canteens, it added.

(A United Press dispatch said 600 of the refugees were reported ill with influenza, hundreds of others had colds and an influenza epidemic threatened.)

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