Czaristic Laws Cannot Be Abolished at Once, Polish Ministry of Justice Says

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The continued application in Poland of the Czaristic laws setting limitation upon the rights of Jewish citizens was the subject of a complaint submitted to the Polish Ministry of Justice.

Deputy Isaac Gruenbaum, in conference with the Vice-Minister, complained that the applications of sixty Jews for postions in the administration of justice were ignored and that Czaristic laws pertaining to the Jewish disabilities were still in existence. Deputy Gruenbaum demanded that the disabilities be removed by the enactment of a special statute.

The Vice-Minister expressed the opinion that the abolition of the legal disabilities by special statute was undesirable and that a gradual systematic abolition is preferred. As to the applications of Jews for the positions in the administration of justice, he stated that these applications are being considered on the basis of merit and that no race or religlous characteristic of the applicant affects the decision.

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