Persia Gives Temporary Shelter to Polish Jews En Routs from Russia to Palestine

Many Polish Jaws who are now en route from Palestine have found temporary shelter in camps erected twenty miles from Teheran, in the suburb of Manzariah, one of the most picturesque corners of Iran.

Living in tents pitched around a magnificent lake with fresh water from the mountains and in beautiful surroundings, they will remain here until their Palestine immigration certificates reach Teheran, enabling the British consulate to issue Palestine visas to them. A representative of the Jewish Agency who recently arrived from Jerusalem is supervising the visa arrangements. The visas are to be granted from the immigration quota received from the Palestine government under the last labor schedule, part of which was assigned for Jews from Poland stranded in Russia.

Among the Jewish refugees are many whose wives or husbands reached Palestine from Rumania two years ago when families were broken up in the early months of the war and when some persons succeeded in reaching Palestine through the Balkan countries. Some of the Jewish refugees have members of their families in he United States, who emigrated through Lithuania, Russia and Japan prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

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