City Authorities Object to Salomon Monument, Polish Jews Convention Hears

The sending of a commission of business men and experts to study the possibilities of furthering business relations between Poland and the United States, by which the economic situation of the Jewish merchants in Poland might be alleviated, was decided upon at the nineteenth annual convention of the Federation of Polish Hebrews held during the week end at the Hotel Pennsylvania. This decision was taken on the recommendation of Benjamin Winter, president of the Federation.

It was pointed out that many articles are being manufactured by Jews in Poland which could find a market in the United States.

Benjamin Winter was reelected president, Charles Green, Sol Rosenfeld, Dr. Jacob I, Steinberg, Hyman Tuch, vice-presidents Sol Burns, treasurer; M. Albert, B.Rosenstein, Hyman Rosenblum, Julius Stocki and Z. Tygel, members of the Executive.

The convention also adopted a number of resolutions urging the constituend societies to support the Hias campaign, protesting against the anti-Jewish persecutions in Roumania, urging the socicties of the Federation to continue their relicf work in the towns in Poland from which they came, to send a delegation to the conference on Jewish rights in Geneva.

A resolution on the present situation in Poland expressed the conviction of the conference that the hopes which Polish Jews put in the Pilsudski government will soon be realized and that the Jewish citizens in Poland will receive their equal rights politically and economically.

In a report submitted by Charles Green. vice-president of the Federation, concering the Chaim Salamon monument for which the federation conducted a campaign, it was disclosed that the New York City authorities voiced objections to the erection of a monument to Chaim Salomon. These objections took the form of a statement of the Art Commissioner, published in the City Record, that an investigation of historians, ordered by the Commissioner, found no proof that Chaim Salomon deserves a monument. Mr. Green stated that the Federation of Polish Jews will continue its fight against the Art Commissioner’s opinion.

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