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Polish Jews’ Outlook Politically Hopeful but Economically Desperate

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A review of the present situation of the Jewish population in the Republic of Poland was presented to the Jewish community in London by nine Jewish deputies of the Polish Sejm who are here to attend the sessions of the Zionist Actions Committee.

Deputy Isaac Gruenbaum, Dr. Osias Thon, Dr. Leon Reich, Dr. Jerzy Rosenblatt and the other deputies were the guests of honor at a reception given last night by the London Federation of Jewish Relief Organizations.

While the political outlook of Polish Jewry today is more hopeful than it was previously, the economic situation remains desperate owing to the general conditions in the country. This was the substance of the report given by the deputies. Deputies Gruenbuam and Rosenblatt pointed out in their addresses that the only hope for Polish Jewry lies in emigration to Palestine. “There is no prospect that all of Polish Jewry will find an opportunity to earn a livelihood in the industries and trade of Poland in view of the fact that the Russian market has disappeared. White it is necessary that charitable and welfare work be conducted for the Jews of Poland, it is necessary to bear in mind the historic perspective and direct the relief activities for Polish Jews through the correct channel–emigration to Palestine–which would offer a permanent solution to the relief problem.” Deputy Gruenbaum stated.

“The political situation of Polish Jewry cannot change in one day. The fight for Jewish rights in Poland has just begun. It is important that support be given to Polish Jewry, politically and culturally,” he stated.

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