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Polish Senate Rejects Proposal to Admit Jews to Office

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A motion that no discrimination should be exercised against officials in the Polish government because of their religious or racial affiliation was voted down by the Polish Senate yesterday.

The motion was introduced by the Jewish Senator, Szereszewski, in an address delivered during the debate on the budget, demanding that appointments of officials in the Ministry of Finance be open to candidates irrespective of nationality. He complained that qualified officials were rejected by the Ministry because they were Jews. This is contrary to the Polish constitution, he declared.

The members of the Polish Socialist Party and of the Wyzwolinie, Polish Peasants’ Party, voted for the proposal of the Jewish Senator, but it was rejected by the majority.