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Poles in Cleveland Greet Deputy Isaac Gruenbaum

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

A delegation representing the Polish population of Cleveland greeted Deputy Isaac Gruenbaum at a meeting of the Federation of Jewish Organizations held Sunday at Euclid Avenue Temple. The delegation was introduced by Rabbi Barnett R. Brickner.

Judge Joseph Sawicki, former head of the Polish National Committee of America and Mr. Cleveland, president of the American Equality League, spoke on behalf of the delegation and expressed the hope that Deputy Gruenbaum’s visit will create a spirit of mutual cooperation and better understanding not only between Jews and Poles in America but also in Poland.

Deputy Gruenbaum replied in Hebrew and Polish. He referred to the forthcoming conference in Warsaw of Polish minorities outside of Poland at which judge Sawicki will head the American Polish delegation and said this conference had great historical significance since the Polish Diaspora has the task of explaining that if Poles outside of Poland are to have an opportunity for free national development, the Jewish minority as well as the other minorities within Poland must have their civil and national rights respected.

Mr. Gruenbaum stated that this was the first time a Polish delegation had greeted a Jewish representative in the Polish Parliament.

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