Warsaw (Sep. 30)
Thousands of Polish Jews are now being released from Soviet camps in Uzbekistan under a special amnesty granted Polish citizens, according to a report reaching here today from Moscow.
These Jews were prevented from being repatriated together with all other Polish Jews as a result of a Russian-Polish pact which provided that Polish citizens imprisoned for violating Soviet laws were to serve their full terms before being repatriated.
The released Jews, as well as Poles, will be repatriated at once, the Moscow report said. No indication was given as to their number, but the Polish embassy in Moscow estimated that there were about 12,000 Polish citizens held in camps, among them about 5,000 Jews.