JERUSALEM (Jan. 9)
The secretary of the Jerusalem Workers Council, Nissan Harpaz, conducted a four-day tour of Poland giving lectures in Hebrew to groups of students on the State of Israel. This is the first time such lectures have been given since diplomatic relations between Israel and Poland were severed in 1967. Harpaz, who serves as the vice chairman of the World Hebrew Society, was invited to Poland as a guest of the University of Warsaw.
Upon his return to Israel, Harpaz noted that the Polish government is lending assistance to the remnants of the Jewish community which remains in that country. He pointed particularly to the Jewish weekly “Folks-Shmoti,” the Yiddish theater and the Center for Research of Jewish History.