Moscow (Nov. 15)
The entire Soviet press is devoting a great deal of space to the reports of anti-Jewish disturbances in Warsaw, Vilna, Cracow, Dublin and the other Polish towns, giving detailed accounts of the occurrences and accusing the Pilsudski Government of deliberately organising the anti-Jewish disturbances. The “Pravda” alleges that the Warsaw police helped the National Democratic students to hit Jews, and instead of arresting the rioters arrested the anti-Fascist youth, who were driving back the hooligans.
The Warsaw correspondent of the “Izvestia” says that the Jews have been made the victims of a fight between the Government and the Opposition.
The Yiddish Communist organ here, the “Emess”, has an editorial on the Polish events, in which it accuses the “Jewish bourgeoisie, the Jewish Fascists and the Jewish Socialist-Fascists” of being “partners of the Black Hundreds, the Pilsudski-ites and the National Democrats in their fight to maintain the existing order and to suppress the movement of the workers and the peasants”, so that therefore “they share with them full responsibility for the pogroms on the Jews.”
After the brutal “pacification” in Western Ukraine, the “Emess” says, we now have a wave of pogroms against the Jews throughout Poland. The whole thing is an attempt to divert the attention of the workers and the peasants from their economic miseries, from the burden of taxation which is crushing them and from the systematic reduction of their wages, by whipping up a campaign of terrorism against the National Minorities under cover of which the oppression of the workers can continue. So long as the Jewish bourgeoisie support the Pilsudski Government, it concludes, so long will they bear the responsibility for all that is now being done in Poland against the Jews.