RADOM, Poland (Jun. 16)
Efforts by Endek lawyers to trans form the trial of 43 Poles and 14 Jews in connection with the Przytyk pogrom into an anti-Semitic forum were sharply rebuked today by Presiding Judge Bobkowksi.
The court reprimanded Attorney Kowalski, of counsel for the Poles, when he asked a witness whether it was true that Jews were permitted by the Talmud to give false evidence while under oath, an old and thoroughly discredited allegation still used by anti-Semites. Judge Bobkowski informed the lawyer the court does not drew any distinction between Jews and Poles and is not interested in solving the Jewish question or establishing the causes of Poland’s economic situation, but only in establishing the truth of the present issue.
The court decided against moving the trial temporarily to Przytyk to enable one of the Jewish defendants, Sholom Lesko, to prove that it was physically impossible for him to have killed Wiesniak, a Christian, as is charged. The prosecutor’s contention that police testimony on the technical points involved was adequate was upheld.
Radom officials testified today that numerous Jewish petitions for protection had been received. They denied Endek claims that Jews interfered with non-Jewish traders in Przytyk.