Drop in Anti-jewish Agitation Noted in Poland As Reaction to Fate of Czechs

Jewish newspapers today noted a decrease in agitation against the Jews of Poland as a result of Germany’s subjugation of Czecho-Slovakia. The rising spirit of unity in Poland has caused even such pronouncedly anti-Semitic papers as the National Democratic (Endek) Warszawski Dziennik Narodowy and the National Radical (Nara) A.B.C. to subdue their incitement against Jews, declared the Yiddish daily Haint in an editorial.

“It has been realized at last that in the face of identical tasks which may be put before the country no seed promising a harvest of poison and decay must be sown in Polish soil,” the paper declared.

The demand for the “unity of all citizens, regardless of race, for the defence of the Republic” was voiced more boldly by Polish democratic newspapers. The Socialist Dziennik Ludowy declared that Germany was creating conditions permitting the formation of a bloc, not only of the 25,000,000 Poles, but of the 35,000,000 citizens of Poland. Similar views were expressed by other Socialist and democratic newspapers.

Widespread comment was aroused by President Ignace Moscicki’s statement on Sunday that Poland would be transformed into a country “able to guarantee the existence of all citizens rallying under the standard of labor.” The Jewish viewpoint was voiced by Dr. Kleinbaum, commentator of Haint, who said: “We represent every tenth citizen and every thirteenth inhabitant. Not a single Jewish group opposes the State. Not only the Polish Jews, but the Jews of the world are interested in the existence of a strong and really independent Poland.”

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