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Jewish Labor Leader Appointed Head of Relief Work for Polish Refugees in Russia

Jewish organizations here interested in contacting Polish Jews recently released from exile in Soviet Russia were informed today by the Polish Government-in-exile that Victor Alter, prominent Jewish labor leader of Poland, has been appointed by the Polish embassy in Russia as head of the relief committee for Polish refugees in Soviet territory.

The relief committee, according to the information received by the Polish Government here from its embassy in Kuibyshev, is composed of fifteen persons, the majority of whom are Polish-Jewish leaders who were held in exile in Siberia. Each of the fifteen is to supervise the local relief activities for Polish refugees now scattered in the districts of Sverdlovsk, Novo-Sibirsk, Samarkand, Alma-Ata, Stalingrad, Tashkent and Tomsk.