Jewish Veteran Murdered by Anti-semitic Bandits in Poland, 200,000 Jews in Country

Eliaz Lipszowicz, a former non-commissioned officer in the Polish army, who fought the Germans for five years as a partisan, was killed this week at Lignica, in Lower Silesis, by anti-government bandits, it was reported here today.

Thousand of repatriated Jews from the Soviet Union are continuing to pour into Lower Silesia, according to resettlement figures. It is estimated that there are now about 200,000 Jews in Poland, the bulk of whom are repatriates. Stettin, the former German Baltic port, has about 25,000 Jews, and is now the largest Jewish community in the country.

(Dr. Julius Brutzkus and Dr. Lazar Gurvick, of the OSE, who have just arrived in Prague from Poland, report that the repatriated Jews are distributed as follows: 70,000 in Lower Silesia, 20,000 in Silesia, those in Stettin and 15,000 elsewhere. Of these, about 20,000 are children, 5,000 of whom are ill. Many of the adults are also weakened and ill and at least 2,000 cases of tuberculosis and a like number of malaria have been discovered. TOZ, which is the Polish branch of OSE, has established several hospitals, Sanctuaries and many medical centers to care for the repatriates.)

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