NEW YORK (Jan. 31)
Polish Foreign Minister Josef Beck has declared in an interview with the New York Times in Geneva that the Jewish emigration problem is a question of finding an outlet merely for the annual increase in Poland’s Jewish population — or 50,000 emigrants yearly.
The key to the solution of the Jewish emigration problem, he told Clarence K. Streit, is economic and social rather than political, adding that if economic pressure could be removed he believed the political anti-Semitic side would take care of itself.
Recent difficulties in Palestine have made this outlet “much too small to suffice,” Col. Beck said. Asked by Mr. Streit if Poland had other outlets in mind, he said, “I believe that with a little good-will we will find outlets, possibly some this year.”
In reply to another question the Foreign Minister said these would be in overseas countries, mentioning that “the Argentine attitude toward immigration also is very encouraging.” He said Poland hoped to finance emigration through clearing arrangements.
He stressed that the Government intended to “repress all excesses” and “assure security to all citizens.”