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Jewish Parliament-in-exile Refuses to Acknowledge Existence of Anti-semitism in Army

The Polish National Council, at its week-end session, made it clear that it is averse to having on its records any mention of the existance of anti-Semitism in the ranks of the Polish armed forces.

Only the Socialists and the two Jewish members of the Council voted in favor of a motion offered by Emanuel Szerer, the Jewish deputy, asking that measures be taken to counteract anti-Semitic activities in the army. The other members insisted that any reference with regard to the attempts of anti-Semitic elements to disturb relations between Jewish and non-Jewish soldiers in the Polish armed forces be eliminated from the motion.

The Council finally adopted a resolution which omitted any mention of anti-Semitism, but declared that “brotherly relations between members of all races and nominations in the Polish armed forces are absolutely necessary.”