Warsaw (Oct. 20)
The Jews have linked their fate with that of the present Government regime in Poland, and when this regime falls they will fall with it, and be buried under the ruins, and they will have brought it on themselves, the “Gazeta Warszawska”, the chief organ of the National Democratic Party, which is the largest Party in the Right Opposition, says in a long editorial article to-day, dealing with a speech delivered in the Seym by Deputy Unger, the spokesman of the Peasant Party, describing the distress which prevails now among the peasant population in the villages. The crops and the homes of the peasants are being sold up by the tax collectors, he said, because they cannot pay their taxes, and in many cases, the Deputy alleged, Jews come along to the auctions and buy the goods, thus earning for themselves the hatred of the peasants.
This, the “Gazeta Warszawska” says, is why the Radical Peasant Parties, which were formerly so friendly to the Jews, have changed their attitude, and are filled with resentment against them.
It is the Jews themselves, it writes, who by upholding the Government in all its high-handed actions, have brought upon themselves this embitterment and hatred on the part of the peasants. The Jews have never before supported a Government of the Left so much as this present Government. Even the Zionists, with the exception of the Gruenbaum group, are “favourably neutral” to the Government, which they consider the best of all possible Governments for the Jews.