Commission to Probe Anti-semitism in Polish Army Meets Today

The first meeting of the commission appointed by the polish National Council to look into the mistreatment of Jews in the Polish armed forces will take place tomorrow, it was announced today on the heels of a bitter debate in the Council on the question of Polish anti-Semitism.

At an evening session of the body yesterday. Dr. Ignacy Schwarzbart, Jewish deputy, charged that despite his protests to army authorities, the anti-Semitic publication “Walka,” which is published in England, has been distributed among Polish troops for the past four years.

At a meeting here last night, arranged by the Jewish Socialist Bund to mark the first anniversary of the death of Samuel Zygielbojm, Jewish deputy who committed suicide in protest against the failure of the democratic countries to aid the Jews in Poland, Premier Stanislaw Mikolajczyk decried the disputes that have arisen between circles and Jews and voiced the belief that “the bond tied by the blood which has been shed in a common cause will be stronger than all differences and all disputes.”

The Daily Herald today publishes excerpts of a letter sent to Tom Driberg, independent member of Parliament who has been fighting for the right of the Polish Jews to transfer to the British forces, in which nine of the Jewish soldiers who were amnestied, after being sentenced to imprisonment by a court-martial, threaten suicide unless they are permitted to join the British Army and are not compelled to return to the Polish units.

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