Warsaw Radio Says Poland is Fighting Anti-semitism; Permits Yiddish

The attacks against anti-Semitism which appeared in the Soviet Communist Party organ “Party Life” this week have been closely followed by a Warsaw broadcast which quoted an official Polish spokesman as having told youth delegates from foreign countries that “Poland is fighting against anti-Semitism and manifestation of it are punishable,” the World Jewish Congress reported today.

In answer to the question, “Does one come across anti-Semitic moods here in Poland#” the spokesman replied, “Yes, one does.” He addressed about 700 Jewish youth delegates from all parts of the world who met with representatives of Jewish organizations in Warsaw after attending a youth festival in the Polish capital.

When the spokesman, Shimon Zakharias, was asked whether the Jews of Poland enjoyed equal rights, he replied that he need not even answer the question because the delegates could see for themselves that Jews enjoyed full rights. The best proof of that, he continued, was the existence of a Yiddish theatre, a Yiddish newspaper, Jewish organizations and the fact that the radio had daily Yiddish transmissions.

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