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Czech Legation Will Intervene in Moscow for Baltic and Rumanian Refugees

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Intercession on behalf of Jewish war-refugees from the Baltic states and Bessarabia now in Soviet Russia, was promised here today to Jewish organizations by Jan Massryk, foreign minister of the Czechoslovakian Government-in-exile. Masaryk stated that the Czech minister in Moscow would intervene in the “borderline” cases, where the refugee is neither a Soviet citizen nor Polish citizen.

Meanwhile, the first official response to the appeal by prominent Soviet Jewish writers, artists and scientists to world Jewry came today from ultra-conservative Jewish religious circles here. Addressing a meeting in North London, H. A. Goodman, secretary of the World Agudas Israel, referred to the appeal as “not the least important development in recent days.”

“We cordially reciprocate the greetings of our brethren in Russia who have been cut off from Jewish life for some twenty years,” he said. “he echo the words of the speaker at the Jewish meeting in Moscow: ‘The Nazis are determined to make the Jewish nation disappear but the Jews are resolved to live not die.'”

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