New York (Jun. 14)
An emergency cash grant of $1,000,000 for the relief of thousands of Polish Jews being repatriated from Asiatic Russia was announced today by the Joint Distribution Committee.
Edward M.M. Warburg, chairman of the J.D.C., disclosed that the special appropriation was made at the request of Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz, director of the organization’s work in Europe, who is now in Poland studying the situation faced by the returnees, and following discussions with leaders of the Central Jewish Committee of Poland who recently arrived in this country seeking aid for the Jews of Poland. Approximately 90,000 Jews have been repatriated from the USSR.
(From Jerusalem it was reported today that a three-day pogrom took place recently in Stettin, pre-war German port which is now a part of Poland. The pogrom was caused by the repatriation of Polish Jews from Russia, the report said, adding that many Jews were injured and “thousands were hiding in cellars and stables in fear of new outbreaks.” The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported from Warsaw on June 3 that several Jews were wounded in Stettin during anti-Jewish outbreaks there. The disturbance was provoked by hoodlums when a transport of Polish Jewish repatriates from Russia arrived there. Ten of the attackers were arrested.)