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Jewish Action Committee Names New Chairman of Prague Jewish Community

Ernest Polak, deputy director-general of the Czecboalovak Discount Bank and a member of the Communist Party, has been appointed chairman of the Prague Jewish Community by the Jewish Action committee, it was announced here today.

Polak has been active in Jewish public life. During the war he was a leading member of the Czech resistance movement in England where he served as chairman of the British-Czechoslovak Friendship Club. His appointment was readily acceptable to the Jewish community here.

The Jewish Action Committee’s demand that the Prague Jewish Community relinquish all of its health services to the OSE was met last night at a meeting of the Community’s representative committee. The committee agreed to turn over its entire health program to the OSE, on condition that all details be processed through the Jewish Community.