Jews Said to Form 35% of Polish Legion

No fewer than 35 per cent of the Polish Legion consists of Jewish volunteers, a letter to the Jewish chronicle reveals, and 400 others are now training officers for the Legion.

According to the writer, the volunteers comprise for the most part people who had been forced out of Poland by numerus clausus restrictions in trade and the professions. “The loyalty of these Jews,” the letter declares, “surely deserves more than empty promises which can only too easily be broken, as past experience has proved so often. A declaration, countersigned by the Allies, should be made guaranteeing the rights of Jews in a reconstituted Poland.”

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