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Charging that the economic policy of the government of Poland is partly responsible for the impoverization of its 3,500,000 Jews, 400 delegates representing 130 Polish-American organizations meeting in an extraordinary relief conference under the auspices of the Federation of Polish Jews in the Hotel Pennsylvania yesterday asked the Polish government to make it possible for Jews to find employment in public works projects and to abolish discriminatory taxation against Jews.

The requests were included in a series of resolutions passed after speakers had declared and presented figures to prove that the Polish Jews are steadily becoming pauperized and that, as Zelig Tygel stated, “the situation of the Polish Jews is so unbearable that they may literally be wiped off the face of the earth unless immediate aid is extended them.”


An unexpected development during the afternoon was the attack of Rabbi Stephen S. Wise upon Neville Laski, who at the American Jewish Committee meeting voice dopposition to the World Jewish Congress. Without referring to Laski by name, Rabbi Wise termed him “a bright young man from Oxford who has the chutzpah to come here and tell American Jews what to do.”

As he stepped off the rostrum, Dr. Wise emphasized the point of his speech by walking over to the

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