Poland Shuts Artisan Shops Owned by Jews

A number of Jewish artisan shops were closed by the authorities as a result of the refusal of officials to issue to their owners so-called “artisan cards,” it was announced today by the United Committee on Jewish Artisanship.

The committee issued a call today urging all Jewish artisans throughout the country to apply for certificates and to report every case where such a certificate has been refused to an applicant.

Among the Jewish artisans whose shops were closed are many who have worked at their craft for many years, and are recognized as qualified workers.

The required “artisan card” was refused them in connection with special examinations which they had to undergo on Polish history and other subjects which have nothing to do with their craft.

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