WASHINGTON (Nov. 28)
The wave of anti-Semitism that spread over Poland during the past year had its roots in the secret police that the Russians brought when they took over that country in 1944, according to a Warsaw dispatch by Nicholas Carroll published in the Washington Post today. The reporter believed that the anti-Jewish campaign, though officially inspired by the Communist regime, took hold because Poles resent the role once played in the secret police by Jewish Communists.
“In 1944 the Russian brought with them not only a police government with a strong Jewish element, but also a new police apparatus staffed at the top almost entirely by Jews whose crimes against the Polish People in imposing Communism are not forgotten,” Mr. Carroll wrote. “Hence, it is scarcely to be wondered at today that, if you scratch a Pole, you will find an anti-Semite.”