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London to Broadcast May First Message to Jewish Workers in Poland

A message of encouragement to the Jewish workers in Nazi-held Poland will be broadcast from here in Yiddish on Friday, May 1st, by Samuel Zygelhaum, the Jewish labor member of the Polish National Council.

In preparation for May Day which Jewish and non-Jewish labor organizations will observe here under the slogan of “all possible aid to Soviet Russia in the fight against Nazism,” the Jewish Cultural Club of London today issued an appeal to the Jews of Great Britain to establish a committee composed of representatives of leading Jewish groups for the purpose of organizing maximum aid for Russia’s war effort.

The CIP, an international correspondence bureau, reports the existence of a new unofficial version of the Internationale, the Soviet national anthem, in which the anti-religious lines have been omitted. Soviet ambassador Maisky, the report states, though asserting that there has been no official change in the text of the Internationale, did not, however, deny the existence of an unofficial modified version of the anthem. “Which version will ultimately prevail will depend upon a multiplicity of circumstances,” the report declares.

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