LUBLIN (Dec. 27)
The first conference of representatives of Jewish communities in the liberated district of Bialystok took place this week in the city of Bialystok. The conference was devoted to discussions of means of restoring Jewish economic life, the revival of cultural activities and the intensification of social welfare work.
Addressing the gathering in behalf of the Polish Committee for National Liberation, M. Sztachelski, governor of the Bialystok district, said, “In the name of the government which I represent, I bring you the assurance that we shall do everything in our power to see to it that Jews feel that they are citizens enjoying equal rights in Poland. You are invited to state your needs and we shall do our best to satisfy them.”
Greetings were also sent to the conference by Dr. Emil Sommerstein in behalf of the Jewish Central Committee in liberated Poland. Principal speakers were the local Jewish leaders Dr. Ratner, Dr. Mankes, M. Fabritski and others.