Soviet to Permit 60,000 Deportees from Poland to Go to Palestine

More than sixty thousand civilian Jews and Poles, who were deported from Soviet-occupied Poland to distant points in the Ural Mountains and Kazakstan, are expected soon in Palestine as a result of negotiations now taking place between the Soviet and Polish governments on the repatriation of civilian deportees.

The negotiations, it was reported here today, are nearing a satisfactory conclusion.

The Palestine press reports the moving story of a Jewish widow, a Mrs. Nathaniel, who encouraged her five sons to join the British forces in the fight against Hitler. The oldest son is now recovering from wounds while the two youngest who fought on the Greek front, are reported missing. All five were born in Tiflis, Russia, and came with their parents to Palestine as children. Prior to the war, they were employed in Palestine as common laborers.

A group of Jewish officers and soldiers from South Africa now on furlough from the Libyan front began a tour today of Palestine, visiting Jewish national institutions. They expressed themselves as greatly impressed by the Jewish achievements.

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