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Says Poland Suppressed News That Agency Offered to Cover Costs for Emigrating Jews

April 24, 1968
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The head of the Jewish Agency’s Aliyah (immigration) department charged at a press conference here this afternoon that the Polish Government had suppressed an announcement by the Jewish Agency pledging full responsibility for the travelling arrangements, expenses and absorption of Polish Jews wishing to immigrate to Israel. According to S. Z. Shragai, the Polish authorities are trying to discourage Jewish emigration and Jews in Poland are afraid to apply for passports lest they will suffer reprisals. Polish Communist Party chief Wladyslaw Gomulka said in a speech earlier this month that his regime would permit those Jews who wanted to, to leave Poland.

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