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Jewish Senators and Deputies in Sejm Will Not Be United in ‘club’

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Jewish deputies and senators who were elected to Poland’s parliamentary bodies on the ticket of the National Minorities Bloc, the list of the East Galician Zionists and on the pro-government list, will not constitute one “club of Jewish deputies” as was the case in the second Polish Sejm.

In an interview with the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Deputy Waclaw Wislicki stated that he, Senator Dal and Deputy Kirschbraun, Agudah leader, who were all elected on the pro-government list, will not join the proposed club of Jewish deputies, composed mainly of Zionist and nationalist representatives. They perfer to form a Jewish fraction within the pro-government club.

An outline of the proposed club of Jewish deputies was sketched at a “victory celebration” held last night in the Jewish Students’ Home by the deputies and senators who were elected on the list of the National Minorities Bloc. Leon Lewite, president of the Zionist Organization of Congress Poland, acred as toastmaster.

Deputy Isaac Gruenbaum, in his address, declared that his group finds it impossible to cooperate with the Jewish deputies and senators who were elected on the pro-government list. He will, instead, seek the cooperation of the East Galician group, headed by Dn. Leon Reich. Because of this desire, Deputy Gruenbaum will not be a candidate for the presidency of the club of Jewish deputies. Deputy A. Hartglass, who held the post before the dissolution of the second Sejm, was slated for re-election.

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