Former Pogromist Named As Member of Polish Council of State

Boleslaw Piasecki, newly named as a member of the Council of State in Poland was one of the leaders of the Fascist and anti-Semitic “Phalanga” organization, the French weekly “Nouvel Observateur” revealed here today. The Council of State is the highest ruling body of Poland. The “Phalanga” was active in Poland in the years 1934-1939. It split away from the “Nationalist Right” and organized several pogroms. Its inspiration and model was the Nazi movement in Germany. The French weekly added that the anti-Semitic General Moczar has been named to the honorary post of Chairman of the General Comptroller’s Commission. “One might say that the post given to this pogroms-organizer won’t, probably, put an end to the Moczarian anti-Semitism,” the weekly writes. “As a matter of fact, it is possible to say that as far as this point is concerned, nothing has changed in Poland.”

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