117 Polish Deputies Demand Mass Emigration on Foreign Funds; Economic War on Jews Urged
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117 Polish Deputies Demand Mass Emigration on Foreign Funds; Economic War on Jews Urged

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The Polish Government was called upon today by 117 deputies of the Government party — comprising a majority of the 208 members of the Seam (Diet) — to take speedy action for solution of the Jewish question by mass emigration to sparsely settled territories financed by funds from abroad.

The demand was made in an interrelation introduced in the lower house, signed by the OZON (Camp of National Unity) deputies under the leadership of General Stanislas Skwarczynski which demanded of premier Felicjan Slawojskladkowski a declaration of the government’s intentions regarding a solution of the Jewish problem.

The interrelation was hailed tonight as the first serious move by the Seam to settle the Jewish question in a radio broadcast by Col. Sigismund Wenda, deputy speaker of the Seam and chief of staff of the OZON, who stressed the need for an economic fight against the Jews and declared that Poland did not intend to finance Jewish emigration.

The inquiry demanded action to reduce the number of Jews in Poland to as great an extent as possible and measures to secure the emigration of Jews, ” in such numbers as dictated by Poland’s economic and cultural needs,” by:

(I) securing for Poland a part in the general Jewish emigration corresponding to the number of Jews in Poland (estimated at about 3,500,000); (2) finding the necessary territories for mass settlement of polish Jews, and (3) obtaining international funds for financing the emigration.

The interpellation climaxed a drive for Jewish emigration featured by veiled threats in the official press that Nazi methods of dealing with the Jewish question might be emulated unless international aid for emigration from Poland were forthcoming. three societies for emigration have been formed in recent weeks, one of them headed by chief rabbi Moses Schorr.

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