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Soviet Government Permits Return of Arrested Jews to Austria

The Soviet Union has permitted the return of a number of Austrian Jews who fled to Poland after the Anschluss in 1938 and were subsequently arrested when the Russians marched into Poland. Interior Minister Oskar Helmer informed the Austrian Cabinet yesterday.

A government communique said that Mr. Helmer explained that the Jews involved had been sentenced to long terms in labor camps after the Russians arrested them in 1939. The communique gave no figure on the number of Jews involved.