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Polish-jewish Circles in London Await Government Lead Before Contacting Sommerstein

September 11, 1944
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Polish Jewish circles in Britain are anxious to establish contact with the liberated remants of Polish Jewry and with the Committee of National Liberation in Lublin, but will not make any independent moves until an agreement is reached between the Polish Government here and the Liberation Committee, an authorized Polish-Jewish spokesman told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today.

Admitting that Polish-Jewish leaders were closely following the activities of Dr. Emil Sommerstein, prominent Zionist and pre-war member of the Polish Sojm who is now a member of the Committee of National Liberation, this spokesman said that the policy of Polish Jews here must be subordinated to considerations of major Polish policy and must follow the line of the Polish Government.

An agreement between the London and Lublin groups. He continued, would open the door for unification of Polish-Jewish forces and would automatically lead to immediate cooperation with the Jewish committee established under Dr. Sommerstein’s leadership in Lublin.

The JTA informant denied rumors that the Jewish representation in the Polish National Council will be enlarged by the inclusion of representatives of extreme left-wing groups. He pointed out that the fate of the entire council is presently in the balance in view of the impending reshuffle of the Polish Government, and that it is possible that the council will be dissolved since its political structure will have to follow that of the government when the latter is reconstituted.

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