Paris (Feb. 16)
The solidarity between Poland and Jews exemplified in the struggle for the liberation of Warsaw will remain the principle of a new Poland in which all Poles and Jews will enjoy full freedom of religion and opinion, Dr. Stefan Jedrychowski, the Warsaw Government’s delegate in France, today told a crowded meeting of the Union of Polish Jews in France held to celebrate Warsaw’s liberation.
Dr. Jedrychewski described Warsaw as a symbol of the resistance and freedom for which Poles and Jews are united against the common enemy and paid tribute to the Jewish fighters in the Warsaw Ghetto “who gave the lie to the propaganda that Jews don’t fight.”
Albert Bayet, French resistance leader, hailed the new Poland for abolishing racial and religious discriminations. M. Kaminsky, a leader of the Polish Jews in France, reminded the audience that Poland was not only the locale of the murder of millions of Jews, but also of pitched battles between the Germans and Jewish fighters. “The Jews of Poland, “he said, “have won a place in the ranks of the victors and the new Poland will again become a center of Jewish spiritual life.”
The French Telegraph Service reports today that the Minister of Justice will resume consideration of applications for naturalization which have not yet been granted. Priority will be given to foreigners who showed special merit during the resistance against the German occupation forces, the reports says.