Polish Officials Reported Hampering Emigration of Polish Jews from Russia

Jewish leaders here today received reports from Teheran revealing that Jewish refugees from Poland who reached Persia “are receiving practically nothing from the Polish relief organizations here.” The reports also state that Polish officials in Russia are not including the proper proportion of Jews in the lists they submit to the Soviet authorities of Polish citizens who wish to emigrate from Russia to Persia and countries of the Middle East.

“Though the Jews constitute a large percentage of the refugees from Poland now stranded in Russia, no more than four per cent of the refugees reaching Teheran are Polish Jews,” one of the reports complains. A letter from Samarkand, Turkestan, reaching a Jewish organization in Tel Aviv informs that many Polish Jews in that section of Russia are suffering from starvation and tropical malaria. “We are living here under terrible conditions, and we shall all perish if urgent relief does not reach us,” the letter read.

GENERAL PROMISES BETTER ATTITUDE TOWARDS JEWS IN POST-WAR POLAND

A “better attitude” towards Jews in a post-war Poland was promised today by Gen. Zajone, commander-in-chief of the Polish troops in the Middle East, at a reception in his honor today tendered by the Rehoboth municipal council. The Polish commander expressed great admiration for the Jewish achievements in Palestine in the fields of agriculture and industry, and for the Jewish culture which has developed in the country.

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