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Lord Russell Accuses Warsaw Regime of Circulating Anti-semitic Document

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Lord Russell (Bertrand Russell), the British philosopher, has accused the Warsaw regime of continuing to circulate among Polish workers a “horrifying document of crude anti-Semitism” which charges that Jews control world financial power and are all subversive agents for Israel no matter in what countries they live.

Lord Russell referred to the document in reply to attacks on him which appeared recently in the Polish dailies, Tribunu Ludu and Zycie Warszawy. The denunciations followed his recent letters to Polish Communist Party chief Wladyslaw Gomulka decrying Poland’s official anti-Jewish campaign.

According to Lord Russell, the anti-Semitic document was titled, “Zionism, Its Genesis, Political Character And Anti-Polish Image.” It was written by Wladyslaw Kmitowski and released last year by the Lodz Center of Party Propaganda. It was still being circulated among members of the Polish United Workers Party for instruction purposes, Lord Russell said.

The document contended that “arousing anti-Semitism is one of the aims of Zionism, because militant Zionism does not desist from any means.” It told Polish workers that after World War II, Polish Jews lost all connection with the working class and became part of the ruling elite. “A few thousand Polish citizens of Jewish origin consolidated their privileged position, becoming a majority in entire departments, such as the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Ministry of Culture and Arts, and also in the leadership of the Ministry of Public Security,” the author contended.

The document claimed that “persons who have been recently exposed as guilty of activities harmful to Poland of a subversive Zionist nature have never declared themselves as Zionists and cosmopolitans. On the contrary, they have always declared themselves as Poles who have at most only some long forgotten Jewish ancestors…The Jews have for many centuries retained a resolute alienation and a tribal religious hostility toward the goyim…Today Zionism demands from all Jews national awareness. But it states openly that only a part of them will be able to become citizens of Israel and that the greater part should remain in other countries, not because of lack of space in Palestine but purposefully and deliberately in order to guard…vigilantly the financial power over the world that has been acquired by the Jews.”

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