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Nazis Aided U.S. Relief Body, Pate Reports

The Commission for Polish Relief has experienced no difficulties in carrying out preliminary operations in Poland, Secretary Maurice Pate stated today.

The commission’s representatives entered Warsaw directly after the occupation, was provided with automobiles by the German authorities and accompanied by special delegates of the German Foreign Ministry, Mr. Pate said. Negotiations are now in progress in Berlin which, if successful, will be followed by the opening of natural relief operations, he said.

Mr. Pate attributed the lack of difficulty to the fact that the commission was using representatives of the Quaker organization, who enjoyed great confidence in Germany as being free from political affiliation.