LONDON (Jan. 15)
A spirit of brotherhood will prevail in the new Poland which will knit together all its people, Polish Ambassador Edward Raczynski declared today at a luncheon of the Polish Jewish Refugee Fund at the Hotel Dorchester marking the first anniversary of the fund’s collaboration with the general Polish Relief Fund.
The Polish Government is determined that a democratic spirit prevail in the resurrected state, without which it knows the country could not survive, Count Raczynski said.
Chief Rabbi J.H. Hertz, who presided, said that the Jewish fund had raised L500,000 for relief during its 21 years of activity. “Today all doors are barred and bolted against refugees, certainly against Jewish refugees,” he said. “This heart-breaking plight of the men, women and children in the no-man’s-land inferno has caused the Federation of Jewish Relief Organizations to concentrate on refugee relief, spending L3,000 monthly, with Polish funds of L1,000 monthly.”
Lord Moyne, chairman of the Polish Relief Fund, praised the British Government’s assistance in collecting L110,000 for relief from all parts of the Empire. He lauded sacrifices made by Jews for relief and the cooperative relationship between Polish and Jewish relief funds.
Other speakers included Sir William Crawford, chairman of the Polish fund’s appeals committee; Viscountess Snowden, Captain Victor Cazalet, Sir Francis Humphreys representing the Foreign Office, T. Scott of the Labor Ministry, A.M. Kaizer of the Jewish fund, Leonard Stein, Ignacy Schwartzbart, H.A. Goodman and Countess Granville.