Polish Premier Discusses Restoration of Property with American Jewish Labor Leader
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Polish Premier Discusses Restoration of Property with American Jewish Labor Leader

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The question of the restoration of property to Jews returning from German camps or from the Soviet Union was discussed today by Jacob Pat, secretary of the Jewish Labor Committee in the United States, during a conference with Premier Edward Osubka-Morawski.

Replying to a question by Pat as to why the Government has not acted to return homes and property to Jews, the Premier said that the Government treats all repatriates alike, and is endeavoring to integrate them into economic and social life.

Mr. Osubka-Morawski said that the Government had guaranteed Jews equal rights, and pointed to the presence of Jews in important public posts. He disclosed that it has spent proportionately more to assist Jews, because it felt that Jews were the worst sufferers during the occupation. In this connection, he said that the authorities have taken steps to have the famous Nedem sanitarium for children returned to Jewish groups.

Informed by Mr. Pat that American public opinion had been shocked by the reports of anti-Semitism in Poland, the Premier said that his government is fighting the fascist remnants who are behind the attacks on Jews, and cited the recent decree providing death for anti-Jewish activities. He stated that there have been very few assaults on Jews recently.

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