Polish Jews Repatriated from Russia Apply to Soviet Consulate for Re-admission
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Polish Jews Repatriated from Russia Apply to Soviet Consulate for Re-admission

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As a result of continued anti-Jewish terrorism in Poland, several hundred Polish Jews who were repatriated from the Ussr have applied to the Soviet consulates in Warsaw for re-admission to Russia, it was learned here today.

The Soviet consulate has so far granted only a very limited number of visas to these applicants, the majority of whom are told that it will take several months before their applications are approved by central authorities in Moscow.

Some of the applicants, unwilling to wait several months, are trying to find their way back to Soviet territory illegally. This led to the killing of four Jews this week at the Polish-Soviet border at Przemysl by a group of armed men who first undertook to smuggle the Jews across the frontier. Other Jews in the party succeeded in escaping, after they realized that the smugglers intended to rob and kill them.

It is believed in Jewish circles here that the four Jews were not the first to be murdered by smugglers who have been luring Polish Jews to the Soviet frontier under promises to get them into Russia for a small fee. Several groups of Jews are known to have made arrangements to cross into Soviet territory and have not been heard from since they left Warsaw some time ago.

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