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“this is a Christian Shop”: Anti-jewish Boycott Agitation in Poland in Full Swing: National Democrat

“This is a Christian shop” is the inscription which is beginning to appear in shop windows in a large number of provincial towns to protect themselves from the suspicion of being owned by Jews, and thus suffering from the anti-Jewish boycott that has been proclaimed by the National Democratic Party.

The Jewish Polish-language daily here, “Nowy Dziennik”, has started to publish a daily list of such shops for the information of Jewish traders and buyers.

In the reopened Warsaw University, the National Democratic students continue to keep themselves completely segregated from the Jewish students.

Many of the National Democratic students, wearing a green ribbon, which is the symbol of the anti-Jewish boycott, are picketting the market places, keeping Christians from buying from Jewish stalls or shops.

The Jewish cab-drivers in Warsaw have retaliated by decorating their horses with green ribbons, in mockery of the boycott.

In Vilna the situation continues to be unsettled, and the University, which was to have been reopened to-day, still remains closed, the authorities deciding at the last minute that the time is not yet opportune for reopening. It is stated that the University will be closed for an indefinite period.

The Jewish press states that Edward Natansohn, a baptised Jew, who is a member of the famous Natansohn family, once the leaders of the Warsaw Jewish Community, is one of the chief organisers of the anti-Jewish excesses and the boycott agitation.

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