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Endek Organ Hits Pogroms, but Asks Legal Curbs on Jews

A denunciation of pogroms appeared today in one of Poland’s leading anti-Semitic newspapers, the Warszawski Dziennik Narodowy, organ of the National Democratic Party. At the same time, however, the paper urged the disfranchisement of Jews.

“Pogroms are only introducing anarchy into Polish life,” the newspaper stated. “They demoralize the population and ought not to be tolerated.”

The Jewish problem is already being solved gradually, the paper declared, by the elimination of Jews from the nation’s public life, despite the Government’s passive attitude, which it held chiefly responsible for anti-Jewish excesses.

It demanded the introduction of anti-Jewish measures, beginning with laws depriving them of political rights and barring them from parliamentary and municipal elections. It pleaded the “necessity” of giving the anti-Jewish movement a legal character, claiming there were no legal obstacles to enactment of anti-Jewish laws in Poland and such laws were “a life and death matter” for the Polish people.

“It does not matter if the Jews claim that such measures are unconstitutional,” the paper stated, “since the constitution anyway has undergone important changes recently without protest.”

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