Jewish Sejm Deputies Attack Reich-polish Trade Pact
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Jewish Sejm Deputies Attack Reich-polish Trade Pact

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A sharp attack against the Polish-German trade treaty, which went into effect Nov. 20, was voiced yesterday at a plenary session of the Polish Sejm, lower Parliamentary house, in the form of interpellations by Jewish deputies.

The Jewish deputies, who had voted against it, denounced the agreement with Germany on the ground of German mistreatment of Polish citizens. The speaker of the Sejm replied that the Jewish bloc in 1931 had voted in favor of a treaty with Germany.

Deputy Emil Sommerstein quoted the address of the Archbishop of Canterbury in London criticizing the Nazi regime. He scored the German policy of uprooting Polish citizens, referring to the current deportation drive against Polish-Jewish citizens. He maintained that the treaty would prove economically fruitless to Poland and queries Foreign Minister Josef Beck on the condition of Polish Jews in Germany. The agreement was also attacked by Deputy Leo Minzberg.

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