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Lith Jews Appeal for Contact with World Jewry

Partition of Poland between Germany and Russia has resulted in the virtual isolation from world Jewry of the Jews of Lithuania. An appeal by Lithuanian Jewry for reestablishment, of contact with the “Jewishnation,” lost since the conquest of Poland, has been published in the Kaunas newspaper Yi Stimme.

Captioned, “please connect us with the Jews!” the appeal reads: “We, the Jewish community of Lithuania, are cut off from the rest of the Jewish world. Our connections are limited to the other Jewish communities in the Baltic countries. But we are separated from Polish Jewry by a high wall and are completely unaware of how the Jews in Poland have passed their stormy war and what their present fate is. We are geographically so close to them but actually so far from them.

“Similarly, we have no connection with the Jewish communities in other countries, and no information about them reaches us. We also know nothing about what is going on in Palestine.

“Is it impossible to establish a Jewish information service in Sweden through which to get in contact with the Jewish world? Our appeal is — connect us with the Jewish nation!”

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