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Many Jewish Refugees from War Zone Living in Fields Near Wilno

Many Jews fleeing from Polish war zones are concentrated at Oskelniki, near Wilno, where they are living in the open fields along the roads, it was reported here today.

Z. Kalmanowitz, director of the Jewish Scientific Institute of Wilno, arrived in Kaunas and reported that the institution’s archives had been placed in a bombproof and fireproof room.

Jewish life in Wilno, which is in eastern Poland, is proceeding normally, with schools scheduled to open today, Kalmanowitz said. The Wilno Jewish community has sent an appeal abroad for funds, food and clothing for pupils. He declared there was now a complete absence of anti-Semitism in Wilno, with evidences on every hand of fullest cooperation between Poles and Jews.

The Yiddish poet, Kalman Lis, was among those gravely wounded in the early German air raids on Warsaw and vicinity. (Lis is director of the Centos home for Jewish children at Otwock. His wounding was reported in a Warsaw dispatch last week but his name was not given.)