Seven Senators and Congressman Score Violence Against Polish Jews
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Seven Senators and Congressman Score Violence Against Polish Jews

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Violence against the Jews in Poland was condemned by five senators and two representatives in telegrams made public today by the American Jewish Congress. They are Senators Key Pittman, Carter Glass, William G. McAdoo and Robert F. Wagner and Representatives John W. McCormack and John D. Dingell.

Senator McAdoo, of California, declared: “America under Wilson was foremost in the reestablishment of Poland as an independent nation. I personally have followed its progress with great interest, but I have with genuine regret observed the outbreak of violence against its Jewish citizens. I earnestly hope for the immediate suppression of these outbreaks and for definite an prompt steps to insure the safety of the Polish Jews.”

The message of Senator Wagner, of New York, stated: “It is a terrible thing to see the areas of violence and prejudice and persecution expanding rather than shrinking. Above all, any government whose own integrity depends upon world sentiment and support should be ashamed to violate the principles of freedom and justice within its own borders. I know that the influence of the American people will be exerted toward constraining any erring government to grant justice to its Jewish citizens.”

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