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Aid for Polish Jews Outlined in Resolutions by Parley Here

September 22, 1939
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Resolutions aimed at defense of the Polish Jews and the securing of emigration outlets for them were drafted today by committees of the third biennial world conference of Federations of Polish Jews Abroad for adoption at the concluding plenary sessions on Sunday.

The resolutions: (1) Call on Jews in neutral countries to exert all efforts within the limits of neutrality statutes to bring about “the triumph of justice and democracy in the present conflict” and “the reestablishment of an independent and democratic Poland”; (2) instruct the incoming administration to maintain contact with the Polish Government and its representatives abroad to help preserve the legal status of the Polish Jews; (3) urge coordination of the activities of the World Federation of Polish Jews Abroad with those of other central Jewish organizations in an effort to defend the rights of the Polish Jews; (4) instruct the incoming administration to bring before the members of the Intergovernmental Refugee Committee, prior to its Washington meeting next month, the plight of Polish Jewish refugees and request their inclusion within the scope of the committee’s work; (5) appeal to the countries neighboring Poland to give temporary refuge to Jewish refugees from Poland; (6) appeal to the British Government and “the noble sentiments of the British people” to open Palestine’s doors to Polish Jewish refugees.

A cablegram was received from the Federation of Polish Jews in Palestine advising that the Jewish Agency Executive had delegated Isaac Gruenbaum to cooperate with Polish Jewish federations in transferring Jews from Poland to Palestine.

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