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Polish Jewish Leaders Puzzled over Dropping of Sommerstein by Lublin Government

January 2, 1945
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Polish Jewish leaders here expressed puzzlement today over the fact that Dr. Emil Sommerstein, Jewish member of the Polish Liberation Committee in Lublin, is not included in the new Provisional Government established there yesterday, composed of members of the Liberation Committee.

It was pointed out that members of the Committee who were less important than Dr. Sommerstein were given portfolios in the Government. This was interpreted to mean that Dr. Sommerstein was dropped because of his Zionism.

The Central Committee of Polish Jews in Lublin is making arrangements to establish homes for Jewish war-orphans in Otwock, Lublin, Bialystok and Przemysl, it was learned here today. The institutions will also house child survivors from the Maidanek extermination camp.

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