NEW YORK (Mar. 20)
The local office of the World Federation of Polish Jews’ executive disclosed today that telegraphic instructions had been sent to branches in eighteen countries from offices in New York, London and Tel Aviv to hold a day of protest on April 12 against anti-Jewish excesses in Poland.
The instructions pointed out that Poland was in a position in which it was forced to listen to world opinion.
The Jewish Labor Committee, headed by B. C. Vladeck, will call on the 500,000 persons in its affiliated trade unions and labor organizations to observe a “hunger day” on April 2, during which they will be asked to forego one meal and contribute its cost to a fund for the stricken Polish Jews.
Meanwhile, the Polish consulate was picketed by persons wearing sandwich signs stating: “Stop anti-Jewish pogroms and persecution in Poland.” The Polish consulate telephoned Z. Tygel, executive director of the Federation of Polish Jews in America, to protest the action, receiving the reply that Mr. Tygel was unaware who had placed the pickets at the consulate, but favored all protests against anti-Jewish excesses. It was later ascertained that the Neva Radomskewer Society had carried on the picketing.