The American Jewish Committee, the American Jewish Congress and the Federation of Polish Jews in America have communicated to the representatives of the Polish government in this country “the profound distress of Jews of America at the recent occurrences and their anxiety as to the fate of their fellow Jews in Poland.”
At the same time the three groups express their conviction that an end could be put to the disturbances if the government of Poland shows a firmer attitude.
This action followed a joint meeting of the three groups on Thursday afternoon, according to a statement made public through the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
The statement in its full text declares:
“The American Jewish Congress, the American Jewish Committee and the Federation of Polish Jews in America have received reliable reports to the effect that in addition to the outbreaks in Lwow there have been attacks upon Jews in the following cities: Warsaw, Wilna, Chenstohowa, Cracow and in smaller towns in Poland.
“Although it appears that the authorities have taken measures to suppress the disorders, they have not succeeded in restoring order. Jewish lives and property are still menaced. The Jewish inhabitants of these and other cities are in a state of considerable anxiety as to future developments. It is reported that 360 Jews have been injured within the last few days.
“Notwithstanding indications that these riots have been instigated by anti-Semitic elements who are opposed to the Government, for the purpose of embarrassing it, it is believed that if the Government will show a firmer hand a stop can be put to the disorders.
“It was resolved to express to the representatives of the Polish Government in this country the profound distress of the Jews of America at the recent occurrences and their anxiety as to the fate of their fellow-Jews in Poland.”