Call for More Recruits for Jewish Units on Italian Front Issued by Jewish Agency
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Call for More Recruits for Jewish Units on Italian Front Issued by Jewish Agency

A call to the Jews of Palestine to strengthen the ranks of the Jewish military units now fighting on the Italian front against the German army was issued here today by Moshe Shertok, head of the political department of the Jewish Agency.

Addressing a press conference, Shertok emphasized that the Jewish soldiers in Italy are the first to make direct contact with the remnants of the Jews in Europe. He revealed that Jewish soldiers are rendering valuable assistance to Jews in the liberated part of Italy and are contributing funds to aid Jewish refugees there. He also disclosed that Jewish chaplains are now reorganizing the Jewish Community councils in Naples and other liberated Italian cities.

Mr. Shertok, who is also the head of the Central Jewish Recruiting Office, at the same time announced that the Jewish Agency has succeeded, after long efforts, in securing war service grants for Palestinian Jewish soldiers and their families.