LONDON (Jun. 18)
Some 25,000 Jews have left Poland this year and many more plan to leave, it was reported here today in the Daily Herald, Labor newspaper, by Basil Davidson, who just returned from a visit to Poland. The correspondent attributes the large emigration to two factors: the resurgence of anti-Semitism and the fact that emigration to Israel is again permitted.
Writing of anti-Semitism, Mr. Davidson noted that although Poland’s pre-war Jewish population of 3,500,000 had been reduced–chiefly by Nazi annihilation–to 100,000, anti-Jewish talk had again become commonplace. However, he reported that there was evidence to show that intolerance was a smaller problem now than it was six months ago.