Polish Law Seen Blow to Artisans

The economic existence of 50,000 small artisans, operating shops in their own homes, most of whom are Jews, were endangered by new regulations issued by the Ministry of Trade today.

The new regulations put the Jewish artisans entirely at the mercy of the artisanship chambers, the majority of which are very unfriendly towards Jews. They also require a special payment for artisan licenses, which the artisans who employ no help cannot afford to make.

The 50,000 artisans who are affected by today’s regulations were exempt from the restrictions imposed upon them today when the original industrial law was issued in 1927. The amendment to this law was announced suddenly today, provoking great anxiety among the Jews.

ASKS LABOR’S AID

An appeal to all workers in Poland to combat the anti-Jewish pogrom propaganda in the country was issued today by P. Niedzilkowski, president of the Polish Socialist Party and leader of the Labor section in the Polish Parliament.

“The future of the Polish Labor Party and the honor of Poland depend upon the suppression of anti-Jewish attacks,” the Polish Socialist leader writes in his appeal, which is published in Robotnik, the official organ of the Polish Socialist Party.

Stanislaw Lypaczewicz, a student member of the anti-Semitic Nara Party, was sentenced to five months’ imprisonment today for shouting “Down with the Jews,” during a Polish memorial service in Wilno for the student Waclawski.

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