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Meeting in Warsaw

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Stefan Groyek, chairman of the World Federation of Jewish Fighters, Partisans and Concentration Camp Inmates, left today for Warsaw for a meeting of the International Auschwitz Memorial Committee. Delegates from 18 countries are scheduled to attend this meeting. Grayek is being accompanied by Aryeh Bentov, a lawyer, who was a concentration camp inmate, and Tzvi Borzilai, Deputy Mayor of Haifa.

During his stay in Poland, Grayek is due to meet with prominent Polish officials and to discuss the implementation of a recent agreement between Poland and Israel whereby Israeli researchers will be able to study documents in Polish archives dealing with pre-war Polish Jewry and Jews during the Nazi occupation of Poland. Grayek will also discuss with Poland’s Minister of Religious Affairs Jerzy Kobarski the final details of the minister’s visit to Israel early next year. Kobarski had said earlier that he would not get involved in Israeli-Polish relations but would go to Israel solely on the basis of dealing with religious matters.

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