Poland, Reich Take over Own Areas in Upper Silesia

UPPER SILESIA, DIVIDED BETWEEN GERMANY AND POLAND, EXPERIENCED ITS FIRST DAY UNDER THE NEW REGIMES TODAY WITH DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES OVER ADMINISTRATION OF THE TERRITORY STILL LARGELY UNSETTLED.

THE FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD GENEVA CONVENTION INTENDED TO BRING HARMONY, AND UNDER WHICH THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS ADMINISTERED THE REGION, EXPIRED AT MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY, AND UPPER SILESIA WAS SPLIT BETWEEN POLAND AND GERMANY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PLEBISCITE OF 1920. BUT A PROVISIONAL AGREEMENT ANNOUNCED IN BERLIN COVERED ONLY MINOR MATTERS. MAJOR POINTS SUCH AS RESIDENTIAL RIGHTS OF MINORITIES REMAINED IN DISPUTE.

ANTI-JEWISH MEASURES AFFECTING THE GERMAN PORTION OF THE TERRITORY WERE ANNOUNCED SOME TIME AGO BY CHANCELLOR ADOLF HITLER.

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