WARSAW (Sep. 28)
There will be no change in the government regulations which permit Israel-bound Polish emigrants to take with them all of their personal property, it was learned here today. However, it was emphasized, each emigrant will have to prove his ownership of whatever property he carries out of the country.
Polish authorities today also revealed that the $12,000,000 Polish-Israel trade agreement for this year provides that $700,000 can be paid by Israel in zlotys collected in Poland or by Polish citizens who are leaving for Israel and wish to transfer part of their capital to the Jewish state.
The Polish Central Exchange Office is now receiving many applications from Jews asking for permission to turn into the government bank part of their capital in zlotys, at the official rate of exchange, in order to have it converted in Israel. Each application, it was explained here today, is being considered individually, and a maximum of $1,000 is permitted to date for applicants who can produce exit permits for Israel issued by Polish immigration authorities.
The amount which the emigrant pays to the Exchange Office will not be transferred to Israel in cash by the Polish Government, but in the form of export goods, it was pointed out. Upon the arrival of an emigrant from Poland in Israel, he will receive from the Tel Aviv government the sum approved by the Polish Exchange Office, less 25 percent which will go into Israel’s treasury, it was stated.