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Jewish Members of Polish Corps in England Worried About Employment Status

Many of the 2,800 Polish-Jewish ex-servicemen brought to England with other members of General Anders’ Polish Corps are finding it almost impossible to secure employment because of the regulations covering members of Anders’ army.

Under present arrangements, ex-soldiers of the Polish Corps who refuse to return to Poland can obtain employment in England only through the Polish Resettlement Corps, which provides manual labor. This makes it difficult for the Polish-Jewish ex-soldiers, including many officers, a large percentage of whom are members of professions.

They believe they have no future in Poland because of the violent anti-Semitism there. While they do not complain of persecution in England, they see no sense in remaining in the Corps. However, their anxiety is increased by rumors that those who refuse to stay in the Corps will be sent to DP camps in Germany.

Most of the group could easily start work immediately, since they include many medical specialists, scientists, research chemists, industrial experts and others.

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