Danzig (Apr. 8)
The Jewish population of Danzig today welcomed the results of yesterday’s parliamentary elections as removing for the first time the threat that the Jews of Danzig would be placed in the same position as the Jews of Germany.
It was pointed out in Jewish circles that although the Nazis failed to win the two-third majority necessary to modify the constitution, the Jewish situation remains serious in view of the fact that the administration will still be dominated by the Nazis, since they form a majority of sixty per cent in the Parliament.
A number of Jewish newspaper stands were wrecked by the Nazis during the elections on Sunday. The windows of a Jewish restaurant on Pfeffer street were smashed by hooligans.
Inciting anti-Jewish placards were posted by the Nazis on the walls of the Danzig synagogue.
Joel Cang, the Warsaw correspondent of the Manchester Guardian, British daily newspaper, and of the London Jewish Chronicle, was arrested here yesterday when he arrived to report the outcome of the parliamentary elections.
COURT TO GET CASE
Despite the intervention of the British consulate, and of the Polish Commissar for Danzig, the Jewish correspondent was not released today. The administration of the Danzig Senate declared that the case will be turned over to the court.
No mention was made in the reply of the Danzig Senate to the British and Polish diplomatic representatives, whether the case of the correspondent will be taken up in a regular court or is to be handled by a special court.
A number of foreign journalists in Danzig decided today to leave the city in protest against the arrest of Mr. Cang.
The Nazis gained six seats in Parliament by yesterday’s elections. Complete official election returns are as follows:
Votes Pet. Seats
Natio###l Socialists 139,290 59.93 44
Socialists 37,059 16.15 12
Catholic Center 30,959 12.94 9
German Nationalists 9,760 4.20 3
Polish Party 8,100 3.49 2
Communists 6,880 2.96 2
Front Fighters 750 .03 –