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Soviet Representative in Italy Offers Jewish Refugees Admission to Russia; Some Accept

August 22, 1946
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A Soviet military representative attached to the Allied Commission in Italy today visited a camp for displaced persons at Fasoli, near Modena, and offered the Jewish occupants an opportunity to register for emigration to the Soviet Union, promising them homes and employment. Several of the thirty Jews in the camp agreed to register.

Three representatives of the Polish Government are now touring the camps for displaced persons in Italy for the purpose of inducing Polish Jews to return to Poland. They are being received very coolly by the Jewish refugees, even though they assure them that everything will be done by the Warsaw regime to resettle the returning Jews and provide protection for them.

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