THE 125th birthday anniversary of Abraham Lincoln, which we are celebrating today, recalls once more the immortal life story of the Great Emancipator, the humble, kinkly, wise and courageous man who abhorred injustice, intolerance, inequality and oppression, who liberated not only the slaves but the erated not only the slaves but the entire American people from the stigma of slavery. The marryred President fought for righteousness with the zeal and wisdom and simplicity of the antient Hebrew major prophets.
In an interview in this issue Emanuel Hertz, recognized authority on Lincoln, expresses his opinions as to what Lincoln vould have said and done with regard to the Hitler menace, if he were alive and President today. Mr. Hertz’s speculations on this subject are highly illuminating.
The close neighbors of Hitler’s Germany Know well th consequences of the destructive Nazi activities. Poland is wise enought to realize that she connot afford to alienate the sympathy and good will of other mations. Poland also knows well that the anti-Semitic National Demorcrat aided and subsidized by the Nazis, are really striking at the Pilsudski government by attacking the Jews. For these reason the Pilsudski government, in self defense, is bent on suppressing anti-Jewsih agitation in Polnad.
If the political situation of the Jews in Poland has improves since Hitler’s rise to power in Germany, the economic position of Polish Jewry has kept growing ever more acute. The Polish government would strengthen it setf at home and gain greate sympathy abroad if it demon strated its sincerity by amelicerating also the economc situation of Polish Jewry by introducing the reforms promise long ago, and by abolishing the discriminatory laws industry in Poland. Poland would also profit economically, for can develop and prospect normally, if a portion of its population is subjected to starvation.