Delivery of Letters to Nazi, Soviet Areas of Poland Now Assured
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Delivery of Letters to Nazi, Soviet Areas of Poland Now Assured

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The International Red Cross announced today through the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee that it has finally completed arrangements for transmission of mail from the United States and other countries to both Nazi and Soviet Poland. The arrangements climaxed several weeks of negotiations with the German and Soviet authorities.

Transmission of letters to residents of Upper Silesia, Pomerania, Posen and Lodz districts will be by ordinary mail since these provinces are considered integral parts of the Reich. Residents in other sections of Nazi Poland will receive their mail through the German Red Cross, to which it will be forwarded by the I.R.C.

The I.R.C. said that all letters must be limited to 25 words and must be strictly personal. In several instances, the announcement said, replies are already being received in Geneva by the I.R.C.

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