Warsaw (Nov. 22)
The anti-Jewish movement in Poland which was started by the National Democratic students in connection with their campaign against the Jewish students at the Universities has now been taken up as part of the official programme of the National Democratic Party, a resolution to this effect being adopted to-day at the plenary meeting of the Central Council of the Party.
Poland is flooded by Jews, and therefore the actions of the student youth are justified, the resolution declares, going on to call upon all members of the Party to boycott Jewish firms and to bring about the de-Judaisation of all branches of economic life.
A numerus clausus against Jews is demanded in the resolution not only in the Universities, but also in the secondary schools.
While the “Gazeta Warszawska”, the chief organ of the National Democratic Party, and the other National Democratic Party papers have been supporting the anti-Jewish boycott agitation of the students, threatening the Government recently that if the Government Party spokesmen did not stop denouncing the students “we shall overwhelm the Government by starting a big campaign in all the provincial parts of the country to bring about the expulsion of the Jews”, it has been suggested that some of the responsible leaders of the National Democratic Party have opposed the identification of the Party as a whole with the anti-Jewish movement. Even M. Roman Dmowski, one of the principal leaders of the Party, was said to have appealed to his colleagues to call off the anti-Jewish agitation. The National Democratic papers, including the “Gazeta Warszawska”, suspended their agitation recently for several days, and according to a prominent National Democratic Party leader, interviewed by the Yiddish daily “Moment”, this was done as part of an agreement between the two sections of the National Democratic Party, who respectively supported and opposed the anti-Jewish agitation that the Party press should suspend its activities in connection with the anti-Jewish outbreak until the Party as a whole had officially decided its attitude, which apparently has now been done, the decision going to the so-called Radical or activist antisemitic section of the Party.
The National Democratic Party, which was until the Pilsudski Rising of 1926 the most powerful political party in Poland, is described in the official “Polish Handbook” as showing affinity with the group “L’ Action Francaise” in France and Italian Fascism, and as desiring to make Poland a national State and not a state of nationalities. The “Handbook” also states that the Party exercises great influence on the youth of the Universities and higher schools.