Anti-semitic Naras Barred from Polish National Council

The exiled Polish Government has rejected the request of the extreme nationalist, anti-Semitic National Radical (Nara) Party for representation in the Polish National Council, it was revealed today.

Nara leaders in London had requested one seat for their party, but Premier Wladislaw Sikorski replied in a letter that “it is impossible under present conditions,” to grant the application.

The nationalist Polish newspaper, Jestem Polakiem (I Am a Pole), strongly protests against the decision, denying that the Nara Party is pro-Hitler, despite its record in recent years of close association with the Hitler Youth Organization and its advocacy of introduction into Poland of Hitler’s racial laws.

It is understood the Naras made several attempts, since transfer of the Government to London, to secure representation. The question was considered at several Cabinet meetings before the decision was taken. It is believed an important factor in the decision was the powerful condemnation voiced in all quarters here of Nara anti-Semitic activities in London.

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