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Anti-semitic Press Renews Agitation Against Jews in Poland

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A renewal of the anti-Semitic campaign, having an economic boycott as its aim, is seen in the press controlled by the national democratic party.

Ever since the Lemberg events of June 3, when the libel of Jewish profanation of a Catholic church procession was first made the pretext for anti-Jewish riots, the national democratic press publishes daily stories concerning alleged “Jewish provocations” against the Catholic religion.

Under the auspices of the Christian Union of Working Youth a Catholic labor organization, a mass meeting was held here last night to protest (Continued on Page 4)

The Lemberg students who were arrested and later released after charges of participation in the anti-Jewish riots were brought against them, were hailed as heroes in a resolution adopted by the meeting. The resolution likewise expressed a warning to the Jews against “future provocations of Catholic feeling” and urged the Polish people to organize an anti-Jewish boycott, each one deciding to buy exclusively from Christian Polish manufacturers and merchants.

The effects of this propaganda have become particularly painful to the Jewish merchants in the province of Posen. The Central Jewish Association of Smalltraders made public today a complaint it received from Jewish merchants in that province. A virtual anti-Semitic terror prevails there, it is said. Jewish traders who attend the provincial fairs are exposed to the wildest anti-Semitic attacks. Their goods are stolen and they are beaten. Students, who are the ringleaders of the agitation, are stationed at every Jewish shop, equipped with cameras to photograph every Christian who enters a Jewish shop to make purchases. Often large groups assemble around the agitators’ photographers, deriding those who leave the Jewish shops.

Police officials, when asked to intervene, often declare that they find it unnecessary to take any action. Similar replies were made by local priests when they were approached for their intervention.

The Central Jewish Small Traders Association has communicated these facts to the Ministry of the Interior.

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