Yiddish Press Treads Softly on Beck Stand

That Polish Jewish leaders are treating the Polish repudiation of minority protection supervision with the greatest of caution was evidenced today by editorials in the Yiddish newspapers of the city.

Isaac Gruenbaum, Zionist leader and head of the immigration department of the Jewish Agency, writing in the Haint declared that the established practices of the League of Nations had proven that the minority treaties were no guarantee for the execution of minority protection. He said, however, that it was impossible to fight for minority treaties generalization, which the Jews also supported, since the first step in this direction would lead to the complete abandonment of the entire system.

Dr. J. Gotlieb, also writing in the Haint, said that the generalization idea was “marvelous” and exceeded in moral worth the Pan-European idea, but that the “very audacity of the idea showed that the greatest caution was necessary in advancing the principle.”

Noah Prylucki, in an editorial in the Moment, expressed the hope that the Polish government would make no effort to abrogate the minority treaties, since this would adversely affect the minority groups in Poland.

Another editorial in the Moment signed by J. Heftman stated that the value of the minority treaties was not so great as the damage which might result from the abandonment of the treaties.

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