London (Aug. 28)
The widest interest was displayed in London Jewish circles today in the speech made in Warsaw by former deputy Apolinaris M. Hartglas, who pictured the tragic plight of Polish Jewry and accused the Polish government of deliberately ousting the Jews from the economic life of the nation. The speech was compared with a series of articles recently published by the Jewish Daily Bulletin of New York, written by Boris Smolar, chief European correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic agency, who declared that the Polish government had embarked deliberately on a policy of economic extermination of Polish Jewry.
Mr. Smolar’s suggestion that a non-Polish Jewish commission be appointed to survey the situation will be considered at the next meeting of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, when the situation of the Polish Jews will be discussed.
Neville Laski, president of the Board of Deputies, left Warsaw yesterday after making a personal survey of the situation in Poland.
Mr. Smolar’s articles were reprinted this week by the London weekly, World Jewry, and aroused wide comment.