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Polish Parliamentary Body Hears Testimony on Jewish Insecurity

Insecurity and fear reign among Polish Jews as a result of widespread anti-Semitism, Gerard Skok a member of the Polish Sejm (Parliament) has charged in testimony before a Sejm committee.

A report just received here from Warsaw said that Mr. Skok called punishment of anti-Semitism “too mild.” He related that of some 50 known incidents of ant Semitism the perpetrators of only ten were brought to court and that in half of the cases the court meted out insignificant sentences.

Insecurity has increased, the deputy charged, since Polish families were installed in the apartments of Jews even before the Jews emigrated from the country. In a review of the status of Jews left in Poland, the deputy said that 52 per cent were manual laborers, 20 per cent work in state-controlled industries and institutions and 12 per cent are craftsmen.