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Deportations Linked to Reich-polish Differences

Walter Duranty, in a Warsaw dispatch written for the North American Newspaper Alliance and published in the N.Y. Times today, characterized Germany’s deportation of Polish Jews as a “snarling reminder” to Poland of her displeasure in the stand Warsaw took over the partition of Czechoslovakia and other issues involving both nations.

Asserting that the question of Danzig, the polish corridor and other former German territory could be left dormant if the Poles “behave themselves” in German opinion, Mr. Duranty added: “If, however, the Poles, confident in their army, their own diplomatic skill and their general ‘nuisance value’, overstep the mark there is little reason to doubt that the Reich will take prompt action, as shown by the recent expulsion of Polish Jews, which on the surface looked like a typical piece of German anti-Semitic brutality but actually was a snarling reminder to Poland that Germany was displeased by the way Poland was behaving.”