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Polish Government Will Act on Proposals to Halt Nazi Extermination of Jews

The Polish Government is taking action on proposals for halting the persecution of Jews and Poles in Nazi-held Poland, presented to it by the Jewish deputy Samuel Zygielboim, it was indicated today by Foreign Minster Count Edward Raczynski in a conversation with Mr. Zygelboim.

The proposals provide for reprisals against Germans now held in Allied countries, dropping printed accounts of the atrocities over Germany so that the German people will not be able to claim in the future that they were unaware of what was going on, and, finally, calling an Allied conference to plan effective measures to halt the Nazi massacres.

Polish Minister of Propaganda Stronski today reiterated his denial that a section of a speech by Premier Sikorski pledging equality to Jews in post-war Poland had been ommitted in a broadcast of the address to Poland via BBC. Stronski sent the Jewish Telegraphic Agency a copy of a letter from Ivone Kilpatrick, director of the BBC, which stated that no section of the Premier’s address was out and that the full speech was broadcast to Poland in Polish several times.

Count Raczynski today cabled Dr. Chaim Weizmann in New York stating that he was profoundly affected by the horrible reports of Nazi massacres of Jews in Poland. ”I hasten to convey to you, as the most eminent representative of the Jewish National ideal, my hearfelt compassion with the martyrdom the German barbarians have inflicted upon the Jewish nation,” he stated. “I can assure you that the Polish Government is determined that the perpetrators of these dreadful deeds shall receive punishment commensurate with their crimes.”

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