WASHINGTON (May. 6)
The purge of Jews from Poland’s communications and film industries has spread to newspapers in provincial cities, according to reports from Warsaw received here today. In the capital itself, Jewish editors and non-Jews opposed to the regime’s increasingly repressive measures and its continuing anti-Jewish campaign, have resigned from their Jobs.
Szymon Jakubowicz, a senior Jewish editor of the Government newspaper, “Zycie Warszawy” (Warsaw Life), quit his job in protest against the paper’s policies, particularly its vociferous anti-Zionist line. Arthur Hajnicz, another Jew who is foreign editor, asked the Government press commissars for a transfer to a small, intellectual magazine. Mrs. Kamila Chylinska, a non-Jewish intellectual, and several other editors have submitted resignations. According to Warsaw sources, changes — apparently the removal of Jewish staff members — are expected on two weekly magazines. One of them, the satirical journal, “Szpilki,” has been attacked in official quarters for its handling of “current issues.” In the textile city of Lodz, ten employees of newspaper or information media, were expelled from the Communist Party which demanded their dismissal from their jobs. Four are Jews and the others are believed to be intellectuals opposed to the Government’s anti-Jewish campaign.