Sensational Trial Against Antisemitic Editors Begins in Warsaw

The editors of three Polish anti-Semitic papers, “Gazeta Warszawska”, “Rzeczpospolita” and “Roswoj”, were summoned to court for the third time to account for publishing libelous statements in which Deputy Isaac Greenbaum was accused of anti-Polish activities.

In 1922 the papers published a report of a Jewish conference which was supposed to have been held in London where Greenbaum, a member of the Polish Parliament, was reported to have spoken against the Polish state and prompted the adoption of a resolution against the Polish Republic.

Sir Stuart Samuel, Nachum Sokolow, Dr. Motzkin, Dr. Jochelmann and Claude Montefiore were called as witnesses by Greenbaum who brought charges against the papers. The trial was postponed twice owing to the fact that all of the witnesses were unable to appear in court.

Today, when the trial was called for the third time, the witnesses were not present. The court, however, decided not to postpone the trial again and proposed that a conciliation be arranged between the parties. Deputy Greenbaum agreed on the condition that the papers publish a denial of the libelous statements. The editors, however, refused to publsh such a statement.

Attorney Kijenski, representing the late Polish writer, Andrzej Niemojewski, editor of the anti-Semitic publication “Mysl Niepodlegla”, delivered an anti-Semitic speech in court, repeating the libelous statements. Attorney Hartglass, who represented Deputy Greenbaum, replied. The verdict is expected tomorrow.

NEXT STORY