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Passover Services Arranged for Jews in British, Polish, Czech Armies in England

Special “seder” ceremonies for Jews serving with the British, Polish and Czechoslovakian forces will be held throughout England, it was announced here today as last-minute preparations were completed in London to provide Passover food for all Jewish refugees who are unable to support themselves.

Broadcasts to the Jews in Nazi-occupied countries will be beamed from here including one in English by Chief Rabbi Hertz and one in Polish by Dr. Ignacy Schwartzbart. The text of the Chief Rabbi’s message released here today emphasizes that “at no time has the meaning of the Passover festival been of more vital significance than in our present day of spiritual darkness and of blasphemous tyranny.” It speaks of the approaching liberation and urges the Jews to prepare for playing part “in the righteous peace which we fervently pray will crown these terrible year of alarm, sufferings and sorrow.”

Dr. Schwartzbart in the address which he will broadcast to the Jews in Nazi held Poland, tells the oppressed Jews in the ghettos not to be discouraged and to continue their fight together with the Polish population against the common enemy. He informs the Jews of Poland about the thousands of Jewish soldiers who are now fighting in the ranks of the Polish armies in England, in the Middle-East and in Soviet Russia and assures them that “the obstinate struggle against Hitlerism will continue until victory is won.”

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