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Refugees from Poland Transferred to Soviet Interior for Building Work

Ten thousand refugees in Bialystok, Soviet Poland will shortly be transferred to the interior of the U.S.S.R., where they will be employed in the building industry, the Polish-language daily Wyzwolony Bialystok reports. The first transport left at the end of December and 300 refugee women with their children will be sent to join their husbands, who left previously.

The Soviet press publishes details of a new order against illegal crossing of the frontier. Violators will be liable to three years’ imprisonment. Persons guilty of contraband traffic will be punished by a year’s imprisonment and confiscation of their goods. In special cases capital punishment will be applied. Staying in the frontier zone is prohibited without special permits. The order asks all residents of the frontier zone to cooperate with the authorities in combating illegal entry