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Jewish Cooperatives in Poland in Urgent Need of Raw Materials

A survey aimed at establishing the needs of Jews returning from the Soviet Union to Poland is being conducted by the Cultural Association of Jews in Poland, it was reported here today from Warsaw.

Material gathered so far among 5,000 newcomers indicates that most of the Jewish repatriates have adjusted themselves to factory jobs and to working in cooperative artisans’ shops. However, the Jewish cooperative shops face great difficulties in securing machinery and raw materials. “Urgent aid is needed to enable them to continue their existence, ” the Warsaw report said.

“The Association has adopted a number of decisions aimed at securing such urgent aid,” the report continued. It decided to establish “productivization committees” in a number of towns to assist the Jewish repatriates become skilled workers in certain industries.