Jews in Poland Still Feel Insecure; Discuss Problems with Authorities

A delegation of Jewish leaders in the Polish city of Stettin appeared before the local authorities with a complaint that the Jewish population in the city is still feeling insecure, despite the fact that the Polish government has come out openly against anti-Semitism, it is reported in Warsaw newspapers reaching here today.

The delegation pointed out that Jews are still being dismissed from their positions in various enterprises in the city merely because they are Jews. Members of the delegation also stressed the fact that anti-Jewish propaganda is still openly being conducted among the non-Jewish population. Difficulties are also being made for Jews wishing to take along some of their belongings when they leave the city for emigration to Israel, according to the complaint.

The authorities are reported to have promised to look into the complaints and to take the proper measures to check the anti-Jewish propaganda in the city. At the same time, they appealed to the delegation to impress the local Jews with the fact that they need not become panicky, and need not seek emigration from the country. The authorities promised that any discrimination against Jews in employment will be stamped out, so as to give the Jewish population the opportunity to secure a normal economic existence.

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