Jewish Merchants in Poland and the Anti-jewish Boycott

The Central Committee of the Jewish Merchants Federation has issued a circular to all its members, in the course of which it says:

The Polish Party whose programme and method of achieving its objects has always been to spread race-hatred among the citizens of the country, is again doing all it can to create enmity and hatred, by agitating the people to boycott the Jews. As Polish citizens, we protest against these barbaric methods of warfare, and we appeal to all merchants who are members of our Federation to act worthily in this critical moment, and not to allow themselves to be provoked by irresponsible elements into the use of the same methods as our opponents. It is certain that the boycott agitation will eventually do less harm to the Jews than it will to the country as a whole. It will undoubtedly lead to the disorganisation of the entire trade of Poland, and thus weaken the whole economic organisation of the country. The responsibility for such deplorable results will be borne entirely by the leaders of those parties who are injecting the virus of enmity into Polish public opinion.

The Organisation of Jewish Retail Shopkeepers in Warsaw, after hearing reports at its last meeting on the boycott picketting of the National Democratic students outside the Jewish shops, adopted a resolution calling on the President of the Republic, the Government and the Minister of the Interior to take measures to put a stop to this destructive campaign against Jews and to suppress the terrible boycott incitement.

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