9,000 Polish Jews Being Repatriated from USSR This Month, Remainder Will Go Next Month

Sixty thousand Polish Jews will be repatriated from the Soviet Union this month and the remainder will return to Poland in May, it was announced here today by the Committee of Polish Jews in USSR. Many of the Jews are reported to be apprehensive about conditions in Poland, because of reports of anti-Jewish terror there.

A total of 9,000 packages for Polish Jews in the USSR are still lying in post offices because they cannot be delivered to addresses who have been repatriated, it was reported at a conference of representatives of the Polish Embassy in Moscow and in Yeringin, director of the International Communications Department. In addition to several thousand parcels are still expected from Iran and Palestine.

The conference, which was called at the suggestion of the Committee of Polish Jews and the Union of Polish Patriots, decided to turn over packages for individuals to the Central Committee of Polish Jews in Moscow which will distribute them to the addresses wherever possible. Undeliverable cartons and those not addressed to individuals will be sent to frontier posts and areas in which the repatriates will settle for distribution there. Approximately 3,000 parcels will be sent to frontier points, and each district to which Jews will be repatriated in May will receive 300 packages.

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