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Russia Interested in International Solution of Jewish Problem, Stalin Tells Sommerstein

The Soviet Government would be “seriously”interasted in an international solution of the Jewish problem, Marshal Joseph Stalin is reported here today to have stated to Dr. Emil Sommerstein, leader of the Jews in liberated Poland, during a reception tendered in the Kremlin to members of the Polish Government.

Addressing a group of editors of the Hebrew press, M. Kleinbaum, leader of Polish Jews in Palestine, revealed today that Dr. Sommerstein, who was among the group feted at the Kremlin, asked Stalin whether he knew what the Germans did to Polish Jewry. Stalin’s reply was: “Yes, and we shall avenge it!”

Dr. Sommerstein then asked Stalin whether the Soviet Government would be interested in an international solution of the Jewish problem. “Certainly and seriously!” Stalin answered. Asked whether he would allow his views to be made public, Stalin told Dr. Sommerstein that he had no objections.