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Repatriated Jews Fiee from Poland Back to Camps; Cannot Stand Anti-jewish Terror

August 17, 1945
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Polish Jews liberated from the German concentration camps in Oswiecim and Dachau and repatriated to their home town in Poland arrived here stating that they prafer to be in the Feldafing camp which is under American military supervision rather than remain in Poland where a wave of anti-Jewish terror is raging.

More than a dozen of these Jews joined in describing the Polish terrors to the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. After spending about two weeks in Poland they docided to return to the Feldafing camp from which they had been repatriated. They told the correspondent, One of them, Joseph Grabczak, related that upon his arrival to Lodz, he saw at the railway station lerge signs “We Want Poland for the Poles. Go Back, Jews.” As the evening hours approached, Poles waylaid Jewish pedestrians, beating them and using knives upon them. Grabczak also told of reading a report in a Polish newspaper that 185 Jewish repatriates, men women and children, were massacred one night in a Polish village.

“The Polish civilian administration,” he said, ” is hostile to the returning Jews and is outspokenly anti-Semitic. Those of the repatriated Jews who have no relatives to give them shelter, must sleep on park benches or in the street. Factories do not employ Jewish workers. The Russians, whenever meeting with Jews liberated from German concentration camps, are displaying sympathy and are helping with food.” Grabczak’s report was corroborated by Moses Krascutsky, a 15-year-old orphan, who returned from Poland after spending two weeks in Lodz and Warsaw.

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