What Was Polish-jewish Agreement? — Question Puzzles Jews and Poles

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The question as to what constituted the text of the famous Polish Jewish agreement concluded between the Grabski government and the Reich administration in the Club of Jewish Deputies in the Polish parliament, perplexed the members of the Polish government and the new leadership in the Club of Jewish Deputies at a mutual conference which took place here yesterday.

The conference in which Prime Minister Skrzynski, Education Minister Grabski and Understate Secretary Stuczynski participated on behalf of the Polish Government and Deputies Apolinary Hartglass and H. Farbstein, on behalf of the Club of Jewish Deputies, was arranged as a result of a previous agreement between the government and the Jewish deputies, when the latter notified the government that the Club has adopted a resolution to proceed to the Opposition in case the government would not give consideration to the demands of the Jewish population to relieve its distressful condition.

During the discussion which developed at the conference, it appeared that the text of the Polish Jewish agreement of July 1925, contained only the well known “twelve points” concerning certain cultural and religious needs. The statement was made that the government possesses no other document as to any other points relating to the economic and other demands of the Jewish population. Following a discussion which lasted for over two hours, the government representatives declared their readiness to see to it that those of the twelve points which had not yet been realized would be put into operation.

The representatives of the Club of Jewish Deputies pointed out that the well known twelve points of the agreement do not meet the needs of the Jewish population in the economic field and submitted a number of concrete proposals for the amelioration of the distressful economic condition of the Jewish population, it was learned.

Count Skrzynski, the Prime Minister, promised to call another conference on April 9, in which the respective government members will participate, for the purpose of considering the demands of the Club of Jewish Deputies.

It was further learned that during the conference, Stanislaw Grabski, Minister of Education, expressed his astonishment at the fact that the Club of Jewish Deputies had agreed to vote with the deputies of the other national minorities whom he termed unloyal to the Polish state.

The Jewish deputies expressed their grievance against the government that, by its toleration, the Rozwoy, the combatant anti-Semitic organization, has developed an increased boycott propaganda, aiming at the economic extermination of the Jewish population in Poland.

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