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Jewish Youths Fighting Germans in Warsaw Streets Call for Urgent Help from London

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Dr. Emanuel Szerer, Jewish member of the Polish National Council, today received a message from the Jewish underground movement in occupied Poland, dated August 18th, telling of the Jewish youth participation in the battle against the Germans which is now raging in the city of Warsaw. The message concludes with a plea for help.

“For eighteen days,” the message reads, “the people of Warsaw have been waging an unequal fight against the barbarian invader. The surviving Jewish youth is fighting together with the whole of Warsaw. We fight against the enemy for the common Polish cause. Do your best to ensure immediate and effective help.”

The contribution of the Polish Jews to the Polish fight for freedom was emphasized in a message issued by the delegate of the Polish Government-in-Exile in occupied Poland, made public here today. The message was addressed to the coordinating committee of the Jewish underground in Poland, composed of members of the Jewish Socialist Bund and of the Zionist organization. A similar message was also sent to the Jewish coordinating committee by the Polish Underground Council to Assist Jews. The Council proposes to rename the streets of the Warsaw ghetto after fallen Jewish here’s as soon as Warsaw is liberated from the Germans.

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