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Jewish Press Hails Pilsudski Cabinet

October 5, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Pilsudski cabinet was hailed by the Jewish press of the capital with satisfaction.

The “Hazephira,” Hebrew daily, expresses satisfaction at the fact that when the new cabinet was formed, the wish of the Club of Jewish Deputies was taken into consideration and the Minister of Education Sojkowski, responsible for the continuation of the numerus clausus, was not included. In his stead, former Prime Minister Bartel, who officially declared himself in parliament to be for the peaceful cooperation between Jews and Poles, was appointed.

A similar opinion is held by the “Hajnt” which particularly hails the appointment to the Ministry of the Interior of General Skladkowsky, who as government commissioner for the city of Warsaw gained the favor of the Jewish population in his efforts to improve the sanitary conditions of the city. The appointment of Bartel to the Ministry of Education causes hope that finally order will be established in the ministry where most glaring anti-Semitism has been manifested until now. The other members of the cabinet show that the government is not pledged to any party. The paper expressed the hope that the new government will take the rudder of the state firmly in hand and will deal with the emergency situation which has arisen because of the Soviet-Lithuania treaty.

The “Moment” expresses the opinion that the appointment of Bartel to the Ministry of Education creates confidence in the minds of the national minorities. Deputy Wygodsky of Vilna writing in the “Moment,” gives a description of the new Minister of Justice Meyszowicz, who is a native of Vilna and with whom the writer is well acquainted. Although not affiliated with any party- Meyszowicz is inclined to the Right. He is an advocate of Polish Jewish peace and is the first Polish cabinet member to have completely mastered the Yiddish language.

The Voelkszeitung, the organ of the Bund, is not satisfied with the new cabinet. The paper charges that the composition of the new cabinet shows that Pilsudski has made great concessions to the Right party.

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