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Jail Polish Editors Who Incited Attack

The Court of Appeals today confirmed sentences of four months’ imprisonment and 500 zlotys fine (approximately $100) imposed last May upon Stefan Olszewski and Eduard Bilecki, editors of the Gazeta Warszawska, organ of the Endek anti-Semites, for having published an attack on Professor H. Handelsman.

Two days after the article was published Professor Handelsman, dean of the humanities faculty of the University of Warsaw, was attacked by Endek students on the university grounds and severely injured. The court upheld the contention of the prosecution that the newspaper attack was directly responsible for the assault upon the aged scholar.

The attack occurred after Professor Handelsman had addressed a meeting of students and outspokenly condemned an attempt made by anti-Semitic students to introduce the “Aryan” paragraph in the University of Warsaw.