alienating their followers and without losing the support of those necessary for the retention of power. Should such a resurgence of feeling come about, skilfully engineered by German Nazi agents, by the fanatical Naras or by guileful political opponents of the regime, the Jews, it is to be feared, would have to bear its full brunt. For despite the tolerance and friendship of the leaders, it is to be doubted whether they could or would risk sacrificing their leadership to protect the Jews. For, on a pro and anti-Jewish issue, no government could stand in Poland if it took the former standâ€”unless it had the prestige of a Pilsudski.
And that is why the Jews of Poland, Socialists, Bundists, government supporters, all groups, all factions, all political beliefs unite in sincere and deepest mourning for Pilsudski. He was not their only friend. But they fear that he was their only friend powerful enough to demonstrate his friendship.