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London Sees Difficulties in Sending Food to Jews in Nazi-held Poland

While shipments of food, clothing and medicine sent from America to be distributed among refugees from Poland reached Soviet Russia this week, doubt was expressed here today as to whether Jewish efforts to send similar shipments to the Jews in Nazi-held Poland will be successful.

The attitude taken by Jewish organizations here interested in securing British permission to send food and medicine to the starving Jews in Poland is that the Jewish position in the ghettos is no less precarious than the position of the starving population in Greece to whom the shipment of food is permitted by the British authorities. British experts are reported, however, to have advanced the argument that the Greek example cannot be applied to the suffering Jews in Nazi-Poland. Whereas Greece is considered by the Nazis to be an “occupied country,” Poland is considered by Berlin as “a territory partly incorporated into the Reich,” they say. Hence, prior to consenting to the delivery of foodstuff to Poland, the British government must be assured that the food will be distributed among Jews and Poles exclusively, the experts are reported to have declared.

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