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Jewish Deputies Club in Polish Sejm Faces Split

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A split in the Club of Jewish Deputies in the Polish Sejm, embracing all deputies elected on the ticket of the national minorities bloc and Zionist groups, is now threatened after the Club’s decision by a majority vote to adopt the Gruenbaum policy of opposition to the Pilsudski government.

Following the election of Deputy Gruenbaum as president of the Club, the Jewish deputies from Galicia, Dr. Leon Reich. H. Rozmarin, Lesser, Eisenstein and Schreiber, constituted a separate group within the club, electing Dr. Reich as their head, and Deputy Lesser as secretary. The group declined to participate in the praesidium of the Club.

An inquiry was also directed to the Executive Committee of the Zionist Organization in Galicia as to whether the Galician deputies are to cooperate with the Club. This new development is interpreted here as a possibility that a split will occur within the Club.

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