J.D.C. Director Completes Study of Jewish Situation in Poland; Jews Move to Silesia

Dr. Joseph Schwartz, European director of the Joint Distribution Committee, returned to Warsaw yesterday following a trip throughout Poland to study conditions of the surviving Jews there.

Dr. Schwartz, who was accompanies by David Guzik, J.D.C. director in Warsaw, visited the cities of Cracow, Lodz, Czenstochowa and spent some time in Richbach, Silesia, which is developing into a new Jewish center, since many Polish Jews have preferred to settle in the section of Silesia annexed by Poland from Germany, rather than return to their original homes.

During his stay in Richbach, Dr. Schwartz conferred with the governor of Silesia on the economic adjustment of Jews in the industrial centers of Lower Silesia. A delegation of the Committee of Polish Jews in Warsaw participated in the talk. It was established that the Jews in Lower Silesia have, so far, organized thirty-three agricultural settlements, four factories, thirty-two commercial enterprises, fifty cooperatives, four mills and a number of other enterprises. On a visit to some of the Jewish settlements, Dr. Schwartz found that the Jews there are in great need of agricultural machinery and farming implements.

Dr. M. Mejersoh, representative of the Association of Polish Jews in Sweden, arrived in Warsaw today to study the immediate needs of the Jews in Poland.

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