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Jews in Polish Sejm Protest Roumania’s Treatment of Jews

October 13, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

A protest against the treatment of the Jews in Roumania was made here this week by the Jewish Deputies when the Roumanian-Polish Treaty which has just been concluded came up for ratification before the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Sejm. The Jewish members of the Commission all abstained from voting on the question, and Deputy Dr. Reich, the former President of the Club of Jewish Deputies, explained that the Jews could not vote for the ratification of the Treaty because Roumania was not giving her Jews equal rights. The Jews were being persecuted by the anti-Semites, and the Government took no steps to stop the anti-Semitic campaign. It was no honor for Poland to be in alliance with Roumania.

Deputy Frostig objected that Roumania was putting obstacles in the way of Polish exports. Also Polish emigrants passing through Roumania, especially Jews on their way to Palestine, were being exploited and treated unjustly.

The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission declared that he would make representations to the Roumanian Government in regard to the matter referred to by Deputy Frostig.

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