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Polish President Renews Pledge to Jews; Anti-semitic Paper Denounced

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While President Wladislaw Raczkiewicz reiterated that Jews would enjoy equal rights in a resurrected Poland, the exiled Polish Government today denounced the anti-Semitic nationalist newspaper Jestem Poliakem for refusing to suspend publication in the interest of national unity.

President Raczkiewicz, in a letter to Ignacy Schwartzbart, member of the Polish National Council, replying to a message of loyalty from the Council of Polish Jewry, expressed the belief that “in an independent Poland in which Polish Jewry have unbreakable faith and for which it is ready to bear all sacrifices this Jewry will find equality of rights and happiness.”

The Government, in an official communique, denounced Jestem Poliakem and pointed out that parties cooperating with the Government had agreed to discontinue publication of political papers, including the Socialist paper Robotnik. The communique said that “such behavior on the part of the publishers is a harmful breach of national discipline.”

Commenting on the communique, the official Dziennik Polski declared that some members of the Stronnyctwa Narodowa party had written articles for Jestem Poliakem, but the party had now disassociated itself from the paper.

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