Warsaw (Jun. 27)
A heated dispute over continuation of the boycott of Nazi Germany in Poland unexpectedly cropped up today when the Polish chamber of commerce summoned all chairmen of trades guilds to a conference here today and announced to them that the time had come to cease the boycott.
The chairman of the Jewish guilds, speaking for their membership, replied categorically that “no force in the world will coerce us to desert the boycott ranks representing all the Jews of the world.”
As reports of arrests of leaders of the Bund, Jewish Socialist party, continued to reach Warsaw from provincial centers, National Radical gangs resumed their attacks on the Jews in many villages.
The Nara mobs in the village of Sarnaki, after repeated assaults on Jews, smashing windows and destroying property, resisted police efforts to restore order. Police finally were compelled to fire shots over the heads of the rioters to disperse them. A number of arrests were made.
In the neighboring village of Kranica Nara-inspired mobs of peasants forced the Jewish population to flee in mad haste, leaving all their possessions. One of the Jewish families thus ousted had resided in the village for over fifty years.
According to reports from Polish provincial centers received by the Bundist organ, Folkzeitung, a new series of arrests and subsequent releases of Jewish Bundist leaders have been carried out by Polish authorities.
In Pinsk former Alderman Schlakman was arrested; in Domaczewa, Pesach Vernitzky, president of the local Bundist group was apprehended; in Pruzany, Pruzansky, secretary of the Bund-