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Czech Government Invites J.D.C. to Conduct Relief Work in Liberated Czechoslovakia

The Czechoslovak Government has invited the Joint Distribution Committee to station a representative in Czechoslovakia as soon as the government returns there, it was disclosed here today.

The invitation, signed by Vaclav Major, Minister for Economic Reconstruction, read, “I should like to express the Government’s wish to welcome one of your representatives to Czechoslovak territory as soon as my Government is established in liberated territory.”

A small number of Jews who have escaped extermination in Lithuania, Galicia, the Ukraine and Byelorussia have formed community councils in 111 small towns, it was learned here today. Some of them have made contact with Palestine, according to a report from the Mid-Eastern office of the J.D.C. received here.

The J.D.C. has instructed its Teheran office to dispatch food and clothing parcels immediately to each of these councils for distribution among the local Jews.