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Jews Beginning to Re-establish Enterprises in Poland; Jewish Committee Grants Loans

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The first steps towards re-establishment of Jewish enterprises have been taken in Poland, according to a broadcast today over the Lublin radio.

The broadcast announced that in the two-week period between May 15 and June 1, the Labor and Production section of the Central Jewish Committee in Warsaw granted loans totalling 3,500,000 zlotys ($700,000 at the pre-war rate of exchange) for the establishment of various types of business and shops.

At the same time, the labor and production officials, meeting in Warsaw to devise means of securing employment for all ablebodied Jews, decided to grant loans only to persons who can provide employment for others in their enterprises, to set up a commission to explore job opportunities for Jews and to undertake a wide-spread publicity campaign to spur increased employment.

In other Polish cities, according to the broadoat, similar activities are under way. The Cracow Jewish Committee has established an amber workers cooperative, while in Tarnow a cooperative factory for the manufacture of men’s and women’s clothing has been established. Jewish dentists in Warsaw, meanwhile, have formed a Jewish Dentists’ Association and voted to open a large dental clinic on a cooperative basis.

A delegation of the Central Committee of Polish Jews, headed by Dr. Emil Sommersteon, its chairman, were among those who welcomed the members of the new Polish Government upon their arrival from Moscow, the Lublin radio also revealed.

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