Warsaw (Jan. 27)
The rapid pauperization of Polish Jewry is due not only to the economic crisis, but also to the attitude of the Polish government which is seeking to eject the Jews from the economic life of the nation, Deputy Henryk Rosmarin, charged today during discussion of the budget for the Ministry of the Interior by the budget commission of the Sejm.
Asking whether the figure on the desperate position of the Polish Jews submitted by the Jewish deputies had any effect, Deputy Rosmarin accused the bureaus of the Ministry of the Interior of failing to check anti-Semitism, of tolerating doctrines of hatred, preached against the Jews and of even adopting anti-Jewish measures suggested by the anti-Semites.
“We can agree with the statement that the one activity of the Ministry of the Interior which is most earnest is that directed to proving to Jews and non-Jews alike that the Jewish citizens of Poland have been relegated to the second class,” Dr. Rosmarin said.
He quoted a declaration of the Minister of the Interior stating that “no distinctions are made between citizens on the basis of religion or nationality,” but affirmed that the words were not in consonance with the practice of the Ministry.
“It is impossible to exclude the