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Jews Excel As Miners in Poland; Many Receive Awards in Silesian Coal, Gold Mines

Reports received here today from Silesian mining towns disclose that Jewish miners have established production records in both coal and gold mines.

Sixty Jews were awarded premiums for their good work in the coal mines at Bialy-Kamien which belonged to Germany before the war. Fifty Jewish miners were given special awards at the Nowa Ruda mines.

In the gold mine at Rowne, Silesia, eleven Jews have been cited as among the best workers. This is the first time Jews have been employed in this mine.

Formal ceremonies were held in Bystrzyca to award premiums to Jewish workers in railroad-car factories. Similar ceremonies were arranged in Zagorze and Chojnow where Jewish workers in government factories received awards for their good work. Government representatives, addressing the gatherings, emphasized the willingness of the young Jews in Poland to do hard labor and to produce needed goods for the reconstruction of the country.