LONDON (Apr. 26)
Jewish soldiers attached to the Polish Army units stationed in Scotland were excused from their duties to enable them to attend Passover services and sedorim, it is reported here today. The largest service was held in Glasgow with representatives of the Polish high command and Jewish leaders present. Dr. Ignacy Schwarzbart, Jewish deputy in the Polish National Council, addressed the soldiers, emphasizing Jewish contributions to the Polish war effort and the common struggle of Poles and Jews in Poland. The services concluded with the playing of Hatikvan and the Polish national anthem.
The Anglo-American Committee for a Jewish Army gave a reception at Grosvenor House here for 750 Jewish soldiers of the British, American and other Allied armies. Prominent speakers including Lady Simon and Viscount Bennet, former premier of Canada, praised the role of Jewish soldiers in all the armies of the United Nations and expressed the hope that freedom and justice for the Jews will be obtained after the war.