Holiday Furloughs Cancelled As Polish Legion Faces Call to Norwegian Front

Passover leaves for the approximately 15,000 Jews in the Polish Legion were cancelled today as the Polish Government-in-exile prepared to send Polish troops from France to Norway as part of the Allied expeditionary force.

The Jewish Consistory and the Federation of Polish Jews in France announced cancellation of the Passover feast scheduled to be held on April 22 for Jewish soldiers in Paris. Instead, packages of matzoth and other Passover food will be sent to the troops by mail.

Withdrawal of Passover furloughs does not exclude the possibility that some Jewish soldiers will be permitted to visit Paris during the weekend preceding Passover and on April 23 and 24, the first two days of the holiday, depending on the development of the Scandinavian situation.

The Polish Government appointed Rabbi Jacob Mozer of Le Havre as chief field rabbi for the Jewish soldiers in the Polish army with the rank of major, and Dr. Heshl Klepfisch, who escaped from Warsaw to Paris after the German invasion of Poland, as deputy chief field rabbi with the rank of captain.

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