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Jewish Children in Poland Reported Indifferent to Jewish Culture

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The children of Polish Jews “have no organic connection” with the work of the Jewish Cultural and Social Association in that country, the Folkstimme, Yiddish newspaper published in Warsaw, declared in the latest issue received here today.

The Fulkstimme listed the agenda for the forthcoming fifth national convention of the Association, declaring that education of the Jewish children will figure most prominently at the convention. The problem, stated the newspaper, was how to hand down the values of the association to the next generation, stating that the issue was a matter of education.

Meanwhile, the Jewish Historical Institute, which has its headquarters in Warsaw, announced that it has widened its scope to include the history of the Jews in Poland in general. Much of the Institute’s basic research until now has been confined to highly learned, carefully researched data about the situation of Polish Jewry during the years of the Nazi occupation.

The latest issue of the Institute’s proceedings reported on the situation of the Jews in the Lodz ghetto. Other reports concern the Jewish resistance movement during the Nazi era, and including resistance in the ghettoes and concentration camps and the story of Jewish participation in the anti-Nazi struggles carried on by other groups. In preparation also are studies on the looting of Jewish property by the Germans during World War II, and the help given to the Jews in Poland during that period by non-Jewish Poles.

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