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Officials of Polish Towns Aid Boycott Agitators

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Central Jewish economic organizations revealed today they were deeply concerned over reports coming to them of extension of the anti-Jewish boycott campaign to the districts of Poznan and Pomerania.

A new feature of the campaign is reported to be open cooperation by municipal officials with the boycott agitators. The municipal authorities in these localities are turning away all Jewish tradesmen arriving in their towns, refusing to permit them to do business. Many non-Jews have been detained and forced to prove they are not Jewish before being permitted to trade.

An instance of the cooperation between officials and agitators is the following:

In the town of Wloclowek, which is in the Warsaw area, the municipality decided to hold the weekly market day on Saturday to make impossible the attendance of Jewish traders. The latter protested against the change but the protest is still unheeded.

This and similar incidents brought to the attention of the central Jewish economic organizations here have prompted them to plan intervention with the Government for removal of difficulties imposed on Jewish tradesmen through the actions of municipal officials.

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