WASHINGTON (Jun. 13)
B’nai B’rith today asked Congress to revoke Poland’s most-favored nation tariff privileges. Herman Edelsberg, B’nai B’rith director of international affairs, testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee, said the time had come to rescind the preferential treatment accorded Poland because of its “Government-inspired anti-Semitism” and “consistent aping of her Soviet master.”
Members of the committee told Mr. Edelsberg that there was increasing sympathy in Congress for the B’nai B’rith view. Edelsberg also gave similar testimony to the Senate Banking and Currency Committee.
(In Bonn, it was reported that the Bonn correspondent of the Polish Communist Party newspaper, Trybuna Luda, has refused to return to Poland and has been branded a “traitor” by the paper. According to reliable information, Adiran Kowalski is opposed to the Warsaw regime’s current anti-Israel and anti-Semitic propaganda, of which Trybuna Luda has been one of the principle mouthpieces, and believes that a re-Stalinization is taking place in Poland.)