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Polish Jews Urge That East Germany Be Barred from UN

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The World Congress of Polish Jews which concluded its deliberations last night, appealed to the world to bar East Germany from the UN. A resolution adopted by the congress stated that East Germany was not entitled to admission to the UN or to diplomatic recognition by enlightened nations because it refused to acknowledge-its obligations to Jews in general and specifically to Polish Jews who were among the first victims of the Nazis.

The congress expressed its appreciation to West Germany for its efforts to compensate Nazi victims but at the same time demanded that compensation be paid also to those victims who through no fault of their own missed the deadline for submitting claims.

The anti-Semitic campaign in Poland was condemned in another resolution. “The few Jews who remained in Poland after the war have been driven out despite the services they rendered to the Polish people. at the expense of fidelity to their own,” the resolution stated. The congress also noted that the Polish authorities have cut off old-age and other pensions of many Jews who left Poland “in violation of her international obligations and her own laws.”

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