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Polish Anti-semitic Campaign Extended to Jews Living in Other Countries

An Israeli Army colonel with an outstanding service record in the Polish army during World War II, was singled out for attack in the Polish press as the officially inspired anti-Jewish campaign of the Warsaw Government expanded to include Polish-born Jews outside as well as within that country.

Col. Jacob Kaplan, former commander of the Haifa area, was described as “anti-Socialist” in the press attack which also mentioned two other Israeli officers of Polish origin but did not identify them by name. Col. Kaplan, a professional soldier, was a graduate of the Polish Military College and the Staff and Command College of the Polish Army. He holds commendations from the Warsaw Government for service rendered the Polish nation during World War II. The other two officers attacked are believed to be fictitious.

Jewish military men, along with poets, journalists, physicians and police officers were attacked in the armed forces newspaper, Zolnierz Wonosci (Soldiers of Freedom) yesterday according to reports from Warsaw. The Government newspaper, Sztander Mlodych, hit out at Polish-Jewish journalists in Israel or in Western countries. One of them, Alexander Klugmann, said here last night that the attack on him was inspired by articles he had published on the current unrest in Poland. Mr. Klugmann is a contributor to the Polish-language newspaper, Nowiny Kurier, published in Tel Aviv.

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