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Jewish Agency Leaders Intensify Rescue Activities in London and Turkey

“My present mission is to assist Dr. Weizmann in following up urgent rescue and immigration matters,” Moshe Shertok, head of the political department of the Jewish Agency, declared today upon his arrival from Palestine.

During his stay here, Shertok will also deal with a number of problems concerning the Jewish war effort, he disclosed. It is understood that while Shertok, together with Dr. Weizmann, will concentrate on rescue work here, two members of the executive of the Jewish Agency – Eliezer Kaplan and Isaac Gruenbaum – will engage in similar activities in Turkey. Both Agency members are expected to leave Jerusalem for Turkey the end of this week.

Sir Herbert Emerson, head of the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees, today received Dr. Ignacy Schwarzbart, the Jewish member of the Polish National Council, and discussed with him a number of questions with regard to relief and rescue of Polish Jews in occupied Europe.

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