Official Polish Daily Defends Anti-semitic Paper Issued by Extremists

Surprise was caused here by a strong defense of the anti-Semitic Polish weekly I Am a Pole published in the official Polish daily Dziennik Polski today.

An unsigned article, understood to have been written by Polish Information Minister Stronski, a leader of the extremist anti-Semitic National Democratic party in pre-war Poland, denies that the Norwood England anti-Jewish disturbances justified Jewish complaints.

The article sharply-criticizes the Jewish Chronicle for attacking I Am a Pole and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency for publishing a report of these developments in America and thus creating anti-Polish feeling.

The writer says the Polish Government has taken a correct attitude toward the Jews and warns that “leaders of Polish Jewry know that every legitimate complaint or demand of the Jews today will reach the ears of the Polish Government but that if complaints are made to a foreign public they will have the contrary effect and cause the turning of a deaf ear to such complaints.”

Bishop Gavlina, chief Polish Army chaplain, Marian Seyda, and Gen. Joseph Haller, ministers without portfolio in the Polish Government are among those who have written articles for I Am a Pole.

The new Polish Socialist paper published here, Robotnik, in its current issue denounces I Am a Pole for its attacks on former French Premier Leon Blum and Jewish Communists.

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