Rybnik Riot on Nazi Plan Stirs Poland

Anti-Jewish attacks are reported today in the Warsaw press from the city of Rybnik, in the Polish part of Upper Silesia.

According to accounts in today’s Nasz Przeglad, a Polish Jewish daily in Warsaw, they flared up as a result of propaganda which has been carried in the local Polish papers in Rybnik during the last few days. The published material resembles very much the anti-Semitic propaganda of the Nazis in Germany.

The Warsaw press appeals today to the government to see to it that the anti-Jewish propaganda in Rybnik is checked by the authorities. “It is not in the interests of Poland that Rybnik should become a second Grodno, where Jews recently were kept under pogrom terror for several days,” the Nasz Przeglad asserts.

In presenting details of the Rybnik attacks, the Warsaw press points out that there are only 150 Jews among the 25,000 inhabitants of the city. They are, however, constantly terrorized as a result of the calumniary campaign carried on by the local newspaper, Gazeta Rybnick##An illegal printing outfit with a store of anti-Semitic leaflets was discovered today on the premises of the Warsaw University. The police arrested twenty members of the anti-Semitic Nara Party after confiscating the material.

Meanwhile the Jewish position in Poland is rapidly growing worse, depriving thousands of Jews daily of their livelihood, and compelling increased emigration from the country. An announcement today says that not less than 8,000 Jews will leave Poland for Palestine within the next three months.

An official report by the educational director of the Warsaw municipality today states that the municipality will no longer subsidize Talmud Torahs and Jewish secular schools.

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