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Election Law is Modified by Poland

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The election regulations in Poland were modified by the government today in such a way as to give the Jewish population a better chance to elect Jewish deputies to the Polish Parliament from the cities of Cracow, Wilno, Posen and Kattowice, where there is a large proportion of Jewish inhabitants.

Instead of one seat in the Sejm for each of these four cities, the government today amended the election rules to provide two seats for each city. This increases the possibilities for Jewish candidates.


A second change will give Jews the right to put up their own candidates in the next parliamentary elections. The reform consists of permitting every group of 500 citizens to nominate their own candidate for elections.

Today’s modification of the election law is viewed with great relief by Jewish leaders. Without the changes, the Jews would have been deprived of representatives in the Polish Parliament.


The Gazeta Warszawska, official organ of the anti-Semitic National Democratic Party of Poland, reappeared today under a new name —Dziennik Narodowy. The paper announces in its first issue that it will not accept any advertisements from Jews.

The anti-Semitic Gazeta Warszawska, which had been in existence since 1774, suspended publication last week as a result of the disrespectful attitude which it had adopted toward the late Marshal Pilsudski at the time of his funeral. As a result, the paper was expelled from the All-Polish Newspaper Association; the members of its staff were expelled from the Polish Press Club; advertising agencies withdrew their advertisements and dozens of national organizations instructed their members to boycott the paper. This resulted in the closing down of the publication, which opposed the Pilsudski regime as well as the Jews.

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