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Unrra Conference Asked to Establish Body to Deal with Jewish Problems

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Creation of a special body within the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration to deal with Jewish problems was asked in a petition submitted today by the Jewish Labor Committee to Vice-Premier Jan Kwapinski of Poland. Kwapinski is chairman of a subcommittee of the UNRRA council on relations with voluntary relief agencies. The petition was sighed by Adolph Held, chairman of the Jewish Labor Committee, on behalf of 500,000 organized Jewish workers.

The petition outlines the sufferings undergone by the Jews of Europe and asks that the Jewish Labor Committee be heard before the UNRRA or “before a special committee designated by it as competent to deal concretely with the question of relief and rehabilitation of the Jewish masses.”

Jewish communities and settlements have been completely destroyed the petition says. “No other people has been so uprooted and dispersed to the four corners of the world as were the Jews of Europe. Jewish relief and rehabilitation therefore will also have to consider the question of Jewish repatriation.”

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