Officials Aid Resurrected Nara Party

The anti-Semitic National Radical Party, which had been suppressed by the Polish Government in June after the murder of Minister of the Interior Colonel Bronislaw Pieracki, has been resurrected and is now operating legally under the name Federation of Young Nationalists, Glos Poranny, well-informed Polish newspaper, charges today.

The newly formed party not only does not oppose the present government, but is actually sponsored by influential leaders in the regime, including Count J. Raczynski, Vice Minister of Agriculture, Glos Poranny alleges.

A completely anti-Semitic program has been formulated by the revivified Nara party, which demands “a decrease in the number of Polish Jews.” A section of the National Democratic (Endek) anti-Jewish youth groups seceded and formed the new party.

Not only are relations between the Polish Government and the new anti-Jewish group already firmly established, Glos Poranny says, but it is highly significant that in Posnan, reports on the activities of the reborn Naras are now regularly broadcast together with reports on the activities of the government parties.

The Nara party was formed early in 1934, when the more violent elements of the Endek youth groups split off, declaring that the Endek anti-Jewish program was too peaceful and demanding energetic measures against the Jews based on Nazi principles.

They immediately began to attack Jewish pedestrians and to carry out raids on Jewish stores, which culminated in May of this year with country-wide attacks on Jews, during which many were killed and hundreds injured. During this virtual reign of terror, Jewish citizens kept their houses dark at night and hesitated to venture on the streets after nightfall.

The Nara party was finally suppressed, not for their anti-Jewish activities, but for the part they were alleged to have played in the murder of Col. Pieracki on June 15.

NEXT STORY