Poles, Jews Form Unity Group in London; Refugee Aid Pledged

Exiled Poles and Jews moved to cement friendly relations today by forming a Committee of Unity designed to put into effect a declaration by the Polish Government-in-exile pledging equality for all citizens in a reconstructed post-war Poland.

Earlier, Polish Foreign Minister August Zaleski promised immediate action to aid Polish Jewish refugees in unoccupied France. He received a memorandum from Ignacy Schwartzbard, Jewish member of the Polish National Council, outlining several specific suggestions for assistance.

At the same time the immigration department of the Jewish Agency in Istanbul cabled Schwartzbard that Polish Jewish refugees in Turkey were now receiving the same support as other Polish refugees there.

Following representations by Schwartzbard to Count Zaleski, Foreign Vice-Minister Popel cabled the Polish Consul in Tel Aviv instructing it to recognize the newly-formed society of Polish Jewish journalists in Palestine and to give it the same support accorded Polish journalists’ groups elsewhere. The society was formed under the chairmanship of M. Indelmann with 13 other Polish Jewish writers as members.

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