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  • Polish Jewish Students Open United Drive Against “ghetto Benches”

    A conference of Jewish students’ homes has elected a “United Anti-Ghetto Committee,” including members of various political parties, to organize a fight against segregation of Jewish students in Polish educational institutions. The committee will contact democratic professors, seeking their active support for students who refuse to occupy officially sanctioned “ghetto benches.” The conference also decided… More ▸

  • Polish Trade Body Moves to Spur Boycott of Jews

    In a move designed to facilitate the boycott of Jewish firms, the Poznan Chamber of Trade has asked the Trade Ministry to institute compulsory marking of such articles as paints, dyestuffs, ink and writing materials with the name of the manufacturer. Compulsory naming of manufacturers already applies to foodstuffs, cosmetics and other products. The rector… More ▸

  • Jewish Students Proclaim Mourning in Poland over Lwow Murder

    Jewish students’ organizations today proclaimed six days of mourning throughout Poland for Marcus Landesberger, Jewish student who was slain by anti-Semites at Lwow Polytechnic Institute several days ago. Meanwhile, a conference of professors of the Institute applied to the prosecutor of the Lwow Appeals Court, asking him to take measures for security of human life… More ▸

  • Bomb Wounds Two in Prague; Police Disperse Fascist Demonstrations

    A bomb, believed planted by the Czech Fascist organization, wrecked a building and seriously injured two persons last night in Prague’s old ghetto. The explosion occurred near the section’s principal synagogue. Czech police dispersed a group of young uniformed Fascists demonstrating in the center of the city for an “effective” solution of the Jewish question…. More ▸

  • Chamberlain, in 1918, Envisaged Jewish State Linked to U.S. or Britain

    Zionist circles recalled today that Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, less than a year after issuance of the Balfour Declaration of 1917, implicitly interpreted that document as envisaging creation of the a Jewish State and expressed the hope that the nation would some day be associated with either the United States or the British Empire. Mr…. More ▸

  • Policy “breach of Faith, Surrender to Terror,” Agency Holds

    The Jewish people will never submit to Britain’s new policy, the Jewish Agency for Palestine declared today in an official statement which branded the policy a “breach of faith” and “a surrender to Arab terrorism.” Text of the statement follows: 1– The effect of the new policy for Palestine laid down by the Mandatory Government… More ▸

  • U.S. Jewry to Back Yishub in War on “intolerable” Act, Goldman States

    American Jewry will give “unstinting support” to the Palestine Jews “in their every attempt to demonstrate to Great Britain that its action is intolerable and unacceptable,” Dr. Solomon Goldman, president of the Zionist Organization of America declared today in a statement as chairman of the all-party National Emergency Committee for Palestine. Declaring Great Britain “shamelessly… More ▸

  • Palestine Jewry Mobilizes As National Council Proclaims War on Policy

    Palestine Jewry today declared unremitting war against the new British policy for the Holy Land and immediately implemented the declaration by mobilizing all able-bodied Jews for nationwide semi-military demonstrations tomorrow. At the same time there were strong indications that the Arab leadership, in the person of the outlawed Arab High Committee, would present an equally… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Warns of Bloodshed

    Warning that imposition of the new British policy on Palestine will result in bloodshed was voiced by Chairman David Ben Gurion of the Jewish Agency in an interview with Joseph M. Levy, Jerusalem correspondent of the New York Times, published here today. “The Jews who came to this country on the strength of British pledges… More ▸

  • Foreign Jewish Students Attacked in Bratislava

    A mob of Germans and Slovaks today demolished a building inhabited by foreign Jewish students who were then driven through the streets to the old ghetto. There the streets were barred, the demonstrators shouting: “This is where you belong, dirty Jews!” Police searched houses occupied by Jews, arresting 142 for violating currency regulations. More ▸