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Warsaw Police Guard Esperanto Congress, Target of Anti-semitic Hostility

A STRONG FORCE OF POLICE GUARDED THE BUILDING HOUSING THE TWENTY-NINTH WORLD ESPERANTO CONGRESS TODAY AFTER ANTI-SEMITIC NATIONAL DEMOCRATS HAD CONDUCTED A VIOLENT CAMPAIGN AGAINST IT AS “A CONGRESS OF THE JEWISH KAHAL AND INTERNATIONAL MASONRY.”

ANTI-SEMITIC NEWSPAPERS EXPRESSED RESENTMENT THAT THE HOLDING OF THE CONGRESS OF SUPPORTERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE DEVISED BY DR. LUDWIG L. ZAMENHOF, JEWISH MERCHANT, WAS PERMITTED IN WARSAW, AND PARTICULARLY THAT PRESIDENT MOSCICKI AND PREMIER SKLADKOWSKI HAD LENT THEIR NAMES AS PATRONS.

A UKRAINIAN, A JEW AND A NEGRO ADDRESSED THE OPENING SESSION. THE JEWISH SPEAKER, LEIZEROVICH, OF LODZ, TRANSLATOR OF SHOLEM ASCH’S NOVELS INTO ESPERANTO, DWELT ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE TO THE JEWS AS A WORLD PEOPLE.

THE DELEGATES WILL GO TO BIALYSTOK NEXT MONDAY TO VISIT THE GRAVE OF DR. ZAMENHOF.

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