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Mayor of Boston to Hear Complaints Against Haller

November 6, 1923
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Mayor Curley has issued an invitation to Jewish and Polish citizens to attend a public hearing Thursday afternoon to determine whether General Joseph Haller of Poland is entitled to an official reception by the city when he arrives here.

The question of the general’s fitness to be received by city officials was raised by the JEWISH LEADER of Boston and supported by a number of Jewish organizations. Ukrainian organizations joined in the protest against General Haller’s coming and will be at the hearing.

The Jewish Congress Committee of Boston headed by Samuel Kolesky and Robert Silverman, are preparing the "case" against the General.

Reports in this country that he is anti-Semitic and once had been the instigator of pogroms in Poland were denied by General Joseph Haller of Poland in a statement in Minneapolis, according to reports reaching here. The statement was issued at the luncheon given by the Army and Navy Club in honor of the Polish General, who came to the United States as the guest of the American Legion.

After declaring the reports "a wilful and malicious falsehood", General Haller continued.

"To the best of knowledge nobody would be inspired to such animosity against me personally. Therefore the enemy must be an enemy of Poland or of the American Legion".

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