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British Government Considers Relief Plans for Jews in Nazi-occupied Countries

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The British Government was queried in the House of Commons today as to whether it would consider sending food and medicaments through the International Red Cross to Jews in Nazi-occupied countries “who are suffering more than war prisoners.” Rhys Davies, Laborite M.P, asked the question of Anthony Eden, the Foreign Secretary.

Replying, Eden said that the Government is “acutely aware of the horrors and deprivations inflicted upon the people in occupied countries and has facilitated schemes for food relief without impairing the blockade.” The Foreign Secretary added that the British Government “is also always ready to further the transit of medical supplies to occupied territory.”

The Polish Foreign Minister, Count Reczynski, today pledged his full support to the campaign undertaken by the Council of Polish Jews here to find ways and means of dispatching food and medicaments to the starving Jews in the ghettos of Nazi-held Poland. A high British authority also assured the Council that the problem of sending relief to Jews in occupied Poland is definitely under consideration by the Government.

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