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Disciplinary Punishment Demanded for Polish Anti-semitic Officer

Strong objection was voiced today by Dr. Ignacy Schwarsbart, Jewish member of the Polish National Council, to an interview published in the Catholic Herald here quoting a Polish officer in anti-Semitic insinuations. Dr. Schwarzbart has given notice that he will present an interpellation to the Polish Minister of War at the next meeting of the National Council, and will ask the Minister to identify the Polish officer quoted in the Catholic paper and to impose proper disciplinary measures.

The Catholic Herald’s article went on to quote the Polish officer as saying that Jews in Poland spoke German and really belonged to the German cultural group and that their opposition to Hitler was motivated by Jewish racial reasons rather from the grounds of Polish patriotism.

Three members of the National Council are required for the presentation of an interpellation. It is significant that thus far only two Socialist members have agreed to be co-signers.