Post-war Poland Will Guarantee Equality to Jews, Stanczyk Pledges

A pledge of Jewish equality in a “post-war democratic Poland freed of the Nazi yoke,” was given here today by Jan Stanczyk, Polish Minister of Labor and Social Welfare at a press conference preceding his address to the executive committee of the Jewish Labor Committee.

“The future relations between Gentiles and Jews in liberated Poland,” said Mr. Stanczyk, “will be built on entirely new foundations. Poland will guarantee all her citizens – including the Jews – full legal equality. This Poland will be a true democracy and every one of her citizens will enjoy equal rights irrespective of race, creed or origin.”

Emphasizing that the Jewish underground movement in Poland today is part of the great Polish underground army waging the struggle for the common cause of liberation, Mr. Stanczyk declared that the present war “has wiped out the institutions and destroyed the power of groups which had striven to foment hatred among the people of Poland” and that their common fate has created a strong bond between Gentile and Jew.

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