Survivors of Kielce Pogrom Are to Be Evacuated to Lodz and Lower Silfsia

The more than 150 survivors of the Kielce pogrom will be evacuated to Lodz and Lower Silesia, the JDC announced today on the basis of a cable received from its director in Poland. The Central Jewish Committee of Poland and the government will cooperate in the transfer.

The JDC representative, William Bein, said that the Polish Government had taken immediate action to aid the survivors and disclosed that the JDC has made special grants of cash, food and clothing.

(A cable from Kielce today said that the trial of twelve persons being tried for instigating the pogrom will probably end next Tuesday. It began yesterday. At the opening session several of the defendants admitted that they had assaulted the Jews.)

A memorial meeting for the Kielce Jews will be held on Thursday night at the Hotel New Yorker, with Dr. Emil Sommerstein, chairman of the Central Jewish Committee of Poland, and Dr. Joseph Tenenbaum, president of the American Federation of Polish Jews, as principal speakers.

Dr. Tenenbaum revealed today that he has cabled to Prime Minister Attlee charging that the anti-Semitic outbreaks in Poland were instigated by “underground forces organized, equipped and commanded by agents of General Anders, with British support, British arms and British money.”

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