General Haller, Poland’s notorious anti-Semite, has been accorded a royal welcome to these shores by President Coolidge, the American Legion, and various public officials, says Victor Gertlin of Dorchester, Mass, in a letter to the Nation for November 14.
“Directly responsible for the torture and murder of innocent Jews, he is acclaimed a hero by men prominent in American affairs”, Mr. Gertlin protests. “Are we to continue to kowtow to a man whose hands are stained with the blood of a people who dared remain true to the faith of their fathers? We speak of the crucifixion of Christ, but what of the Jews who were buried alive in Poland by soldiers commanded by General Haller? A traitor to civilization, he should be treated as such by the American people. Let us brand him as he deserves”.
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