Menu JTA Search

Only 5% of Polish Civilian Refugees in Rumania Jews, Report Reveals

Only five percent of the estimated 30,000 Polish civilian refugees in Rumania are Jews, it was disclosed today by the Commission for Polish Relief on the basis of cabled advices received from its Bucharest representative, Paul Super. He said that 95 percent of the refugees were Christians, that 35 percent came from Russian Poland and the remainder from the German areas.

The commission reported that it was giving daily aid to 10,000 of the refugees in Rumania. It announced that Super had gone on to Hungary to assist in organization of relief work for the 20,000 civilian and 30,000 soldier refugees there. Super informed the commission that the Hungarians were showing great kindness to the refugees but that local resources were “utterly unequal” to the task of providing adequate relief.

The Commission announced that two Americans, Dorsey Stephens and Gilbert Redfern, already in Europe, were on their way to Kaunas and Wilno to help in ameliorating the situation of the refugees in Lithuania, of whom there are an estimated 17,500 outside of the Wilno area.

NEXT STORY