LONDON (Oct. 21)
Nikita S. Khrushchev, leader of the Communist Party in the Soviet Union, injected an anti-Semitic note into his angry talks here with Wladyslaw Gomulka, the former Polish leader who purged and now has been restored to favor in the Polish Communist ranks and who is challenging Moscow’s domination over Poland. The rift between Khrushchev and Gomulka led to clashes last night between Polish and Soviet troops.
The correspondent of the British Broadcasting Corporation reported today from Warsaw that when Khrushchev arrived there together with other top Soviet leaders this week-end, he told Gomulka: “Russian blood has been spilled for the liberation of Poland and now you want to turn the country over to Americans and to the Zionists.” The Soviet leaders, including Khrushchev, flew back to Moscow yesterday after stormy conferences with members of the Polish Politburo which is supporting Gomulka’s stand.
The Warsaw Jewish newspaper “Folkshtimme,” which reached here today, reports that the Polish Politburo, at the historic meeting at which basic changes were made in its composition, was scheduled to discuss a resolution urging “an energetic ideological fight against anti-Semitism” and suggesting severe punishment of those who are “insulting people because of their racial or national origin.” The resolution was introduced by representatives of the Wroclaw regional committee of the United Workers Party, the Communist Party of Poland.