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2,000 Polish Jews Permitted to Leave Russia for Iran and Palestine

More than 2,000 civilian Jews from Poland who were stranded in Russia have been permitted by the Russian authorities to leave the country and were included in the second transport of Polish civilians which recently reached Iran, Dr. Ignacy Schwarzbart, Jewish member of the Polish National Council, announced today.

This announcement indicates that reports that the Russian Government, while permitting Poles to leave the USSR, considers all Polish Jews to be Russian citizens and refuses to grant them exit visas are unfounded. Among the 2,000 Jews who arrived in Iran are about 1,000 children who lost their parents in the present war. The Polish Ministry of Social Welfare is granting sixteen dollars a month support for the older children who will either be brought to Palestine or remain for the time being in Iran, Dr. Schwarzbart stated.

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