Rome (Jul. 17)
The recent anti-Jewish outbreaks in Poland “resulted exclusively from political passions provoked by measures adopted by responsible Jewish authorities,” the unofficial Vatican newsletter “Ari” said today, in a comment on the Kielce pogrom.
The attacks on Jews, the newsletter continued, “cannot be viewed in the light of racial violence as the government would have it, thus justifying abroad the persecution of its political opponents, especially Vice-Premier Mikolajuzy’s Peasant Party.”
“The Kielce pogrom,” Ari says, “was merely a screen for a political maneuver which the Church cannot countenance.”