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American Jewish Committee Asks State Department to Keep U.S. Zone Open for Polish Jews

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Acting on a report that the frontier through which Jews have been escaping from Poland to Germany has been closed by the Russian authorities, in compliance with a decision by Allied representatives in Berlin, the American Jewish Committee today wired the State Department, urging it to take “immediate steps” to alleviate the distress of Polish Jews who are fleeing to the American Zone in Germany.

The State Department was also urged to instruct American military and civil authorities to provide a haven for the fleeing Polish Jews “until further plans can be effectuated.” The telegram was signed by Judge Joseph Proskauer and David Sher, president and chairman of the administrative committee of the organization, respectively.

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