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Polish Jews Ask Government to Obtain Return of 500,000 Volumes Now Stored in U.S.

The Central Jewish Committee today asked the Polish Government to intercede through diplomatic channels with the U.S. Government to obtain the return of 500,000 Jewish books from Poland which are at present stored in New York warehouses.

The half-million volumes were found by American occupation authorities in the U.S. zone of Germany, where they were brought by the Nazis during the war. The U.S. authorities sent the books–in 260 large cartons–to the U.S. for safe-keeping, according to the Central Committee.