GENEVA (Dec. 18)
Seeking to counteract the effect of the pro-Jewish statements made by members of the exiled Polish Government in London, the Nazi authorities in Poland have revived their tactics of playing the Poles against the Jews by starting a series of articles in the Krakauer Zeitung and in the Warschauer Zeitung alleging that “the Poles need protection against Jewish danger,” it was reported here today.
As the first concrete step in the direction of stirring anti-Jewish feelings among the Polish population, the two official Nazi newspapers demand the reopening of the Przytyk case which resulted in the sentencing by a Polish court of a number of Polish hooligans to various terms of imprisonment for instigating and carrying out an anti-Jewish pogrom in Przytyk in 1937. “The verdict in the Przytyk trial constitutes an obvious injustice committed against Poles in favor of the Jews,” the Krakauer Zeitung states.
Simultaneously, the Nazi press in Berlin has also started a campaign for stricter anti-Jewish measures in unoccupied France. The Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, in an article by its Paris correspondent, declares elimination of “Jewish influence” from commercial and industrial life in Paris must be emulated in unoccupied France. He “advises” the Petain Government to follow the anti-Jewish laws issued for occupied France, which provide, among other things, that Jewish enterprises must display signs in the German and French languages reading: “This is a Jewish enterprise.”