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Jews in Poland Warned Against “chaotic Emigration;” Urged to Remain in the Country

January 8, 1946
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The Central Committee of Polish Jews today broadcast an appeal over the Warsaw radio to the Jews of Poland warning them against “chaotic emigration” from the country.

“We know that the attitude of panic among the Jews is in a large measure the result of criminal assaults on Jews in certain towns and villages,” the appeal said. “However, we must remember that the same criminal hand is directed against democratic leadership of Poland and that the Polish Government is constantly expressing its determination to punish the offenders.”

Emphasizing that many Jews do not want to remain in Poland where their families were murdered and others desire to throw in their lot with the Jews of Palestine for ideological reasons, the broadcast said: “The Central Committee is convinced that irrespective of political opinions, Jews connected with Poland will continue to build their lives in Poland. The Jews who remain are making an effort to survive this difficult period, and we are prepared to fight uncertainty and feelings of panic.”

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