LONDON (Sep. 9)
The first consignment of food parcels to be sent from England to Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland with the permission of the British authorities will leave London within the next fortnight, it was reliably learned here today.
The British authorities will permit the shipment from here of 10,000 parcels monthly to Jews in the Polish ghettos. It was stipulated that the total value of all food packages sent must not exceed L 3,000, which is about $12,000. The parcels will be dispatched from here to Lisbon by ordinary parcel post service and will be remailed from Lisbon to the ghettos.
No public campaign will be conducted to raise funds to finance the scheme, it was stated here today. The shipments will be financed privately and the funds required for the next three months have already been secured. A small committee which includes Prof. Zelig Brodetsky, Dr. Ignacy Schwartzbart, Samuel Zygelbaum and representatives of the World Jewish Congress and the Agudas Israel, will supervise sending the parcels, it was learned. The Governments of the United States and Canada may permit similar arrangements now that the British authorities have finally reached an understanding with Jewish representatives, it is hoped here.