Polish Deputy Flays Government for Not Educating People to Dangers of Anti-semitism

Bundist deputy Dr. Michel Szuldenfraj, speaking in Parliament, accused the Polish Government of failure to organize a large-scale educational campaign informing the Polish people of the dangers of anti-Semitism, following the Kielce pogrom.

The deputy stressed that Kielce was not an isolated incident, but only one in a series of continuing attempts to provoke pogroms throughout the country and encourage attacks on Jews in trains and on highways. Jews are beginning to doubt the possibility of reestablishing themselves in Poland, he declared, after describing the general unrest of the Polish Jews who are moving toward the frontiers to investigate the possibilities of emigration.

Pointing out that anti-Semitism is being used as a weapon to destroy Polish democracy by the same elements who were responsible for anti-Jewish excesses before the war, Szuldenfraj recalled that those pogroms were “justified” by the alleged Jewish preponderance in the trade and professions while now various groups in the Polish population are “saturated” with Jewish possessions seized during the Nazi occupation.

Szuldenfraj concluded by calling on the Jews not to give way to despair, but to take up the fight against the remnants of fascism. He appealed to the Polish Government and the people to take effective measures against anti-Semitism.

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