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Jews Desperate As Riot Wave Sweeps Poland; Many Flee Villages

THE WAVE OF ANTI-JEWISH EXCESSES IN POLAND, WHICH IS REACHING UNPRECEDENTED DIMENSIONS, IS BEING GUIDED BY SOME CENTRAL AGENCY, IT WAS INDICATED TODAY BY A SURVEY RECEIVED BY JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS HERE.

ANTI-SEMITIC DISORDERS WERE RENEWED IN POLAND ON AUG. 15, WITH NATIONWIDE DEMONSTRATIONS BY ENDEKS. THE SURVEY REVEALS THAT EXCESSES OCCURRED IN 28 CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES IN ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. THE WIDESPREAD CHARACTER OF THE DISORDERS AND THE SIMILARITY OF THE METHODS EMPLOYED IN DIFFERENT PLACES LEND SUBSTANTIATION TO THE BELIEF THAT THEY WERE DIRECTED BY SOME CENTRAL GUIDING HAND.

ALTHOUGH THE SURVEY AUTHENTICATES REPORTS OF DISORDERS FROM 28 LOCALITIES THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT THESE REPRESENT ONLY A FRACTION OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF INCIDENTS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST JEWS IN THE PAST FORTNIGHT. DELEGATIONS ARE ARRIVING IN WARSAW DAILY FROM OUTLING PROVINCES, VILLAGES AND HAMLETS TO COMPLAIN ABOUT ANTI-JEWISH DISTURBANCES AND IMPLORE PROTECTION, EVIDENCE THAT A FAR-REACHING POGROM MOVEMENT IS UNDER WAY.

ACCORDING TO INFORMATION FROM SEVERAL PROVINCIAL TOWNS THE JEWS ARE DESERTING NEARBY VILLAGES IN A BODY OWING TO LOSS OF THEIR PROPERTY BY FIRE AND OTHER MEANS OF DESTRUCTION AND LOOTING, AND THE CONSTANT DANGER TO LIFE AND LIMB.

FACED WITH THE APPARENT INERTIA OF THE POLISH GOVERNMENT AGAINST TAKING STEPS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY, POLISH JEWS ARE REPORTED TO HAVE REACHED A NEW LOW OF DISTRESS AND DISCOURAGEMENT, AND TO BE LIVING IN ANTICIPATION OF EVEN WORSE DEVELOPMENTS.

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