Warsaw (Jan. 15)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Count Alexander Skrzynski, Polish Prime Minister, and one of the authors of the Polish Jewish agreement was urged by Dr. Leon Reich, president of the Club of Jewish Deputies and negotiator of the agreement, to carry the terms of the agreement into effect.
Dr. Reich called on the Prime Minister yesterday and pointed out the necessity of meeting the demands of the Jewish population, in conformity with the promises made by the government. The deputy pointed out the anti-Semitic tendencies evident in the present government’s system of reducing the number of state officials. The application of the numerus clausus against Jewish students and the refusal of the authorities to grant the Jewish students foreign passports to study in the universities abroad were also matters of complaint.
The Prime Minister assured the president of the Club of Jewish Deputies that several demands of the Jewish population are already in the process of being carried out. As to the other questions, he declared he would take up the matter at the next meeting of the cabinet. He definitely promised to see that the reduced rate on passports is granted to Jewish students.
The question was later taken up at the meeting of the Club of Jewish Deputies, where Dr. Reich reported on his conference with the Prime Minister. Senator Koerner declared that the statements of the Minister of Education, Stanislaw Grabski, concerning the treatment of Jewish students is in contradiction to the promises made by the Prime Minister. Deputy Rozmarin urged the Club to take energetic steps to relieve the critical economic situation of the Jewish population in the Republic. He proposed that the Club issue an appeal to the Jewish communities in Poland as well as to the Polish Jews in America.
Deputy H. Farbstein proposed that an all-Polish conference of representatives of the Jewish communities be called for the purpose of considering the economic situation of Polish Jewry.
A committee consisting of deputies Reich, Rozmarin, Farbstein, Haussner, Kirschbraun and Rottenstreich, was appointed for the purpose of issuing an appeal to the Jews in Poland and America and to consider all possible measures which might relieve the situation.