Resumption of Relief Activities for Refugees from Poland in Russia Expected

There appeared to be prospects today of an early resumption of relief activities for Jewish and Polish refugees from Poland now in Russia, suspended since the severance of Russo-Polish diplomatic relations in 1943.

Upon his return to London after a State visit to the United States, Prime Minister Stanislaus Mikolajczyk of the Polish exile Government said that he had gained the impression while in Washington that a working arrangement with regard to relief was possible.

It was learned in this connection that the United States Government some time ago discussed with Moscow the question of use of lend-lease materials allocated to the Polish Government before relations between the Soviet and Polish governments were disrupted. Washington suggested that these supplies be used for relief of Polish citizens in Russia and that they be distributed under the supervision of Australian representatives, since Australia now represents Polish interests in Russia. The Soviet Government, it is know, viewed Washington’s suggestion favorably.

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