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Mozes, J.t.a. Warsaw Chief, Believed in Soviet-held Area

Mendel Mozes, chief of the Warsaw bureau of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency who has not been heard from since Sept. 11 when he filed a brief cable from Krzeminiec, a temporary seat of the fleeing Polish Government, is believed to be somewhere in Russian-held territory.

Joel Cang, recently returned Warsaw correspondent of the Manchester Guardian, said today that he last saw Mozes in Krzeminiec, which is close to the former Soviet border, on Sept. 11. Determined to stick to his post as long as possible, Mozes refused to leave with Cang. When Krzeminiec later became untenable as a result of continued Nazi air raids, Mozes and his family proceeded towards the Rumanian frontier. In view of the border control, Cang believes it unlikely that Mozes got through and is probably now in territory occupied by the Red army.

Cang relates that after Nazi planes had five times bombed the train in which their party was evacuating Warsaw, Press Officer Leschinsky, with whom Mozes had been acquainted for years, ordered Mozes and his group, in an outrageous manner, to leave the train.

(Prior to his departure from Warsaw on Sept. 5, Mozes had given an account of the bombing of a Jewish orphanage which was broadcast in the United States over a national network.)

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