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Gruenbaum Presses Jewish Demands As Committees Labor on Budget Items

Club of Jewish Deputies Protests Mistreatment of Jewish Pupils in Public School (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The consideration by the various parliamentary committees of the various items of the Polish government budget for the year 1929, has provided Deputy Isaac Gruenbaum, president of the Club of Jewish Deputies, with the opportunity to voice the dissatisfaction of the Club with the policies of the various government branches.

The budget commission rejected today the resolution of Deputy Gruenbaum to strike out from the estimate of the Ministry of Justice 1 Zloty. Gruenbaum declared that he will ask for the subtraction of 1 Zloty from the Ministry’s budget on the floor of the House as a minority report.

When the budget of the Ministry of Religions and Education came up for consideration, Deputy Gruenbaum demanded that the state subsidy granted by the government for Jewish religious institutions be increased from 120,000 Zlotys to 1,000,000 Zloty’s. If the committee is unwilling to vote the increase, he urged that the entire item be withdrawn.

Deputy Gruenbaum also took exception to the statement of the rapporteur on the estimates of the Ministry of Education. According to this report, one would get the impression that there are no national minorities in Poland, since the question of the national minorities’ schools is entirely ignored. Even the spokesman of the Polish Socialist Party, P. P. S., spoke only of the territorial minorities, but ignored the demands of the Jewish population, Deputy Gruenbaum stated.

The Club of Jewish Deputies introduced today an interpellation into the Sejm dealing with the mistreatment of Jewish pupils in a public school in the township Dzikow, Eastern Galicia.

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