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Jewish Boys and Girls from Poland in Russia Trained As Tractor Drivers

One-hundred and twenty Jewish boys and girls evacuated from Polish territory held by the Nazis have completed courses as tractor drivers and mechanics at Ufa, the capital of the Bashkirian Republic, in central Russia, according to a report from the Bashkirian Commissariat for Agriculture released by the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee here today.

Most of these youths have already left for work on collective farms in the region, the report states, and are actively participating in the spring sowing. Replying to a query from the Committee concerning other Jewish evacuees, the Bashkir officials said that they have all been provided with work, living quarters and food and are proving a useful addition to the agricultural population of the republic.