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Austrian Coal Shortage Halts Transport of Polish Jewish Refugees

The influx of Polish Jews from Czechoslovakia has almost ceased during the past few days due to a severe coal shortage which has virtually paralyzed the entire Austrian railroad system.

An average of 250 refugees daily arrived from Czechoslovakia until recently, despite the official closing of the Czech-Polish frontier and the temporary closing of the Russian zone to refugees, which was in effect for half the month of October.