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Release of Jewish and Polish Internees in Russia Started Under Russo-polish Pact

Acting on a decree announced yesterday by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of USSR granting amnesty to all Polish citizens imprisoned on Soviet territory, the Soviet authorities today began to release many Jewish and non-Jewish civilians of Polish citizenship who were exiled to Siberia during the Soviet occupation of Polish territory in 1939.

The decree as broadcast by the Moscow radio reads: “The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of USSR, by a decree of August 12th, 1941, has granted amnesty to all Polish citizens at present imprisoned on Soviet territory, whether as prisoners of war or on other sufficient grounds.”

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