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Joint Distribution Committee Sends Huge Supply of Food and Clothing to Jews in Poland

A trainload of thirty-nine freight cars carrying Joint Distribution Committee relief supplies of food, clothing, and hospital equipment to Jewish survivors in Poland has left Switzerland and is expected in Warsaw this week, it was announced today by the J. D. C. office here.

Joint Distribution Committee headquarters revealed that a second all -J.D.C. train will leave Switzerland for Poland within the next few weeks. Among the food supplies now en route to Poland, for distribution by J.D.C. representatives in cooperation with the Central Committee of Polish Jews, are huge quantities of stewed steak, tuna fish and cocoa. Clothing aboard the train includes tens of thousands of shoes.

The hospital equipment en route to Poland takes up eleven full freight cars. Complete hospital facilities are included, in addition to blankets, sheets, towels, mattresses and beds. The supplies were purchased from surplus Army and Red Cross stocks as well as other sources on the continent. These supplies are in addition to the 2,500,000 pounds shipped to Polish Jews by the J. D.C. from the United States in the first seven months of 1946.