London (Apr. 20)
The insurrection in the Warsaw Ghetto was a fitting reply to the massacre of over 3,000,000 Polish Jews by the Germans, President Edward Osuba-Morawski of the Polish Provisional Government said in a statement broadcast today over the Lublin radio on the occasion of the second anniversary of the revolt.
Declaring that “Polish democracy acknowledges the ghetto battle as part of its own struggle,” Morawski said that “today there is no room for racialism and anti- Semitism in Poland.” Speaking on the same broadcast, the provisional government’s Minister of Education, Stanislaw Skrzeszewski, pledged that all demonstrations of anti- Semitism will be fought ruthlessly.
Broadcasting to Poland from here today, Emanuel Szerer, Polish Jewish loador, said that a guarantee that Jews and non-Jews, in the future, will live in freedom, equality, and justice in Poland will simply be a repayment of democracy’s debt to the Jews for the battle in Warsaw and other contributions, Dziennik Polski, official organ of the Polish Government-in-Exile, today published an editorial stating that the Jews of Warsaw “fought for the freedom and honor of Polish Jews and Poland. We Jews and non-Jews must remember this.”
(In Palestine, the entire Hebrew press yesterday carried editorials marking the anniversary of the ghette revolt. The Polish Jewish Association there cabled the Polish Jewish organization commitee in Moscow and the Central Committee to Aid Polish Jews in Lublin, promising to do all possible to assist the remnants of Polish Jewry.)