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Thousands of Jews in Poland Enthusiastic over Israeli Sport Team

Thousands of Jews from all over Poland gathered at the Olympic Stadium in Wroclaw, to watch the Israel football team play the Polish team–and to thrill to the music of Hatikvah played by an official Polish band, while the Israel flag flew from a flagpole. Word of the occurrence, and the attitude of Polish Jews to the visit of an Israeli team, was received here today.

The Israelis, participating in the International Football Contest at Wroclaw, lost to the Poles, 7-2. But the sentiments of the Polish Jews witnessing the game was expressed by an elderly Jewish woman who stated: “We don’t care about the defeat of the Israeli team. For us, it was enough that we heard Hatikvah played on Polish soil by an official band, and to see the Israel flag flying here. “