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Jewish Soldiers Who Left Polish Army Volunteer for Work in British Coal Mines

August 15, 1944
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Twenty-one Jewish soldiers of the Polish Army and three Jewish sailors of the Polish Navy who were granted amnesty by the Polish President after they left their units because of anti-Semitism, today volunteered to work as miners in the British coal mines.

Originally they sought to join the British forces, but were refused acceptance because of the existing British policy not to accept men serving in armies of other nations. The former Polish Jewish soldiers consider working in the cool mines as the best war work they can do against the common enemy.

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