Polish Envoy Says Anti-semitic Acts in Poland ‘will Be Punished’

Poland’s Ambassador to France, Eugeniusz Kulaga, told the World Jewish Congress that the Polish government will move swiftly against any manifestations of anti-Semitism in the country, adding that “those responsible for any anti-Semitic acts will be punished.”

Kulaga made these remarks to a delegation of the WJC-French Section following his invitation for them to meet with him at the Polish Embassy here. The previous week, the WJC delegation had met with the chief Counselor at the Embassy. On both occasions the delegation expressed its profound disquiet at reports reaching Western Europe of increasing anti-Semitic agitation in Poland. In particular, the Ambassador was told, there was deep concern regarding broadcasts of an anti-Jewish character reportedly carried by the Polish media.

In reply, Kulaga conveyed the “assurance of the Polish government” that, in conformity with the protection of rights guaranteed by the Polish constitution, “discriminatory acts against the Jewish community would not be tolerated.” He further expressed assurances that the substance of the representations made to him would be conveyed to the Warsaw regime.

The delegation of the WZO-French Section, representing more than 20 nationwide French Jewish organizations, was led by Serge Cwajgenbaum, secretary general of the Section, and Henri Bulawko of its Executive.

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