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Request Change in Regulation for Old Clothes Sent to Poland

January 19, 1933
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A request for an amelioration of present regulations governing the shipment of old clothes duty free, from the United States to Poland, has been submitted by the Federation of Polish Jews in America to the Polish Consulate in New York and forwarded by the latter to the central authorities in Poland “with a warm recommendation for favorable action.”

The Federation of Polish Jews of America objected to the regulations which require that persons wishing to send packages of old clothes to relatives in Poland must first receive from their relatives a certificate of poverty. These certificates, the persons for whom the clothes are destined are to request from the Administration of the Community where they reside.

A charge of sixty cents is to be imposed by the Consulate here for certifying the authenticity of the “poverty certificates.”

The Polish Federation held that the regulations imposed undue humility upon the persons to whom the clothes were going and requested its abrogation.

This request has been forwarded to Poland with the recommendation of the Polish Consulate in New York that it receive favorable action.

The Polish Federation was also informed by Dr. M. Marchlewski, the Polish Consul General stationed in New York that the Gdynia-America line was successful in obtaining a modification of this regulation and that packages sent through organizations giving sufficient guarantees and adhering to special regulations, will not undergo all the procedures in the regulation.

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