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Anti-jewish Riots Follow Lemberg Events

June 11, 1929
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The view that the anti-Jewish excesses in Lemberg were a premeditated move on the part of the nationalist elements in their fight against the present Polish government, and appreciation of the government’s uncompromising attitude to suppress the riots vigorously are stressed in the editorial comments of the Jewish press here.

The government, as well as the Polish liberal press, speedily and correctly estimated the character of the events in Lemberg. There is every reason to believe that the hooligan students and their aids will this time receive the punishment they deserve, says the Warsaw “Hajnt.”

The “Moment” emphasizes the fact that it was due to the energetic counteraction of the Lemberg authorities that the criminal plans of the anti-Jewish elements were frustrated and that the shameful events of June 3 were not permitted to recur.

The Polish Jewish organ. “Nasz Przegland,” observes that the government found itself compelled to take up the fight under extraordinary irritating conditions. It is worthy of declaring urbi ot orbi(to the people and to the world) that the government when faced with a test placed the welfare of the state above all other considerations, even risking a bit of its popularity, the paper says.

The newspaper “Unser Express” sees in the Lemberg events the beginning of the election campaign of the national democratic party. The party has apparently decided to renew its old methods of anti-Semitic agitation for the purpose of achieving its political ends.

The labor organ “Volkszeitung” expressed the opinion that the speedy measures taken by the government were due to the fact that the disturbing elements, the national democratic party, are hostile not only to the Jews but to the government in power. The session of the League of Nations Council in Madrid this very week was likewise a prompting factor, the paper holds.

An interesting fact is disclosed by the labor organ. According to its report the executive committee of the Warsaw Kehillah is in receipt of threatening letters addressed by Catholic priests in charge of churches situated in the districts of Nowolipki and Nalewki, two quarters particularly populated by Jews, asserting that Jewish children damaged and profaned these churches. The newspaper says that it is not a mere coincidence that these letters, threatening reprisals were dated June 1. two days before the Lemberg events which grew out of a similar pretext.

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