Jewish Organization in America and Canada Plan to Send Delegations to Poland
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Jewish Organization in America and Canada Plan to Send Delegations to Poland

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Jewish organizations here and in Canada were reported today to be preparing to send delegations to the liberated parts of Poland in order to initiate emergency relief measures on behalf of the surviving Jewish population.

The preparations are being made as a result of an invitation cabled to major Jewish organizations by Dr. Emil Sommerstein, member of the Polish Committee of National Liberation in Lublin who emphasized that “there is need of immediate direct relief.”

An emergency meeting of the executive committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress and the United Jewish War Relief Agencies called by Samuel Bronfman, national president, to consider the appeal received from Dr. Sommorstein decided to place all resources of Canadian Jewry at the disposition of any group seeking to alleviate the hardships of the Jews in Poland. A delegation of the Canadian Jewish Congress will proceed to Ottawa to seek permission and facilities to send assistance.

The American Federation of Polish Jews announced that in reply to Dr. Sommerstein’s appeal it intends to send a delegation to Poland to extend immediate material and cultural aid to the surviving Jews there.

The American Ose, Jewish Health Society, announced that it has contacted the Jewish Relief Committee in Lublin and authorized Dr. S. Herszonhorn, former chairman of the Jewish health organization “Toz”, in Lublin, to proceed with the immediate restoration of the Toz work and to organize mobile medical units capable of rendering urgent aid to the dispersed Jews in all sections of liberated Poland.

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