Polish Jew Act to Create Representative Body in Paris

An organization committee has been formed to establish a representative body of Polish Jews, it was learned today, while negotiations were proceeding for setting up a Department for Jewish Affairs in the exiled Polish Government.

The Jewish body would include all Jewish deputies, senators and aldermen who held office in the Polish Republic. About a dozen such Jewish ex-officeholders have escaped from Nazi-occupied Poland and some of them may be brought to Paris to form a group organized along the lines of the Kolo, the Jewish Parliamentary Club, in the former Republic.

Jewish ex-senators now outside Nazi-occupied Poland are Rafael Szereszewski, Moses Koerner, Jacob Trockenheim and Isaac Rubinstein. Ex-deputies include Dr. Ignacy Schwartabard, Dr. Silberschein, Heinrich Rosmarin and Noah Prilutzki. Ex-aldermen are Anselm Reiss and Dr. Moses Kleinbaum.

Such a Jewish body would not only represent the Polish Jews in dealings with the Polish Government, but could act on behalf of the Polish Jews in negotiations with American and other relief organizations.

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