Poles Arrest Endek Lawyer As Leader of Myslenice Raid

The authorities today arrested Attorney Pozowski, president of the Cracow branch of the anti-Semitic Nationalists, for complicity in last Tuesday’s sensational midnight raid on the town of Myslenice during which wholesale anti-Jewish depredations were carried out.

Pozowski was one of the battery of defense counsel for 43 Poles whose trial in connection with the Przytyk pogrom recently ended in Radom. He was most outspoken of the attorneys in his anti-Semitic views. (Eleven of 14 Jewish defendants in the trial were sentenced to terms ranging from six months to eight years; four Poles accused of murdering two Jews were acquitted, three were given one-year sentences while the remainder were let off with six months each.)

The raid on Myslenice was led by Adam Doboszynski, writer and civil engineer. Both Doboszynski and Pozowski, it is believed, will be sent to a concentration camp. Doboszynski’s arrest was reported earlier.

According to the Polish Telegraphic Agency, Premier Skladkowski told the Sejm today that persons responsible for the raid would be sent to the Bereza Kartuzka “isolation” camp.

The agency quoted the Premier as follows:

“To render such things impossible, we shall not fortify county buildings or police posts, which we want wide open to serve the population, but we must arm ourselves by mobilizing public opinion which condemns such excesses. As chief of the country’s administration, I can not quietly wait for court trials, but must immediately reach the evil’s very source. I don’t propose to persecute the peasant boys who followed their leader, but I shall, for every such assault, make its leader harmless. Let it be known that today two prominent members of the Nationalist Party at Cracow will thus be rendered harmless and transferred to Bereza Kartuzka isolation camp.”

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