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Polish Jewish Refugees Stranded in Shanghai Cable for Assistance

An urgent appeal for aid from 940 Polish Jewish refugees stranded in Japanese-held Shanghai was received here today by Dr. Ehrenpreis, Chief Rabbi of Sweden.

Describing their situation as desperate the refugees cabled that they are in need of immediate assistance. They stated that there is still a possibility of them being able to leave the Pacific war zone for Palestine if transit vises can be secured from the Soviet government. Dr. Ehrenpreis forwarded the plea to Dr. Igancy Schwartzbart in London asking him to take up the matter with the Polish government there.

Polish Jewish refugee children now in Russia, who have lost contact with their parents and relatives, will be among the more than 500 youths who are expected to arrive in Palestine, it was learned here today.