Warsaw Finds Pretext to Oust Jewish Official
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Warsaw Finds Pretext to Oust Jewish Official

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Maurice Rotmill, the only Jewish official in the Warsaw municipality social relief department, who had been employed there for a number of years, was not only dismissed today on what the Jewish press considers a flimsy pretext but has been summoned for a disciplinary investigation.

Rotmill is charged with having employed in his department another Jew, Baruch Lifschitz, paying him a small salary from the relief fund since provision for this post was not made in the regular budget, although such payment is usual in other municipal departments and Lifschitz was doing essential work.

It is pointed out that the municipality has been seeking an opportunity of discharging Rotmill for several years and this charge was utilized. Rotmill’s dismissal has stirred tremendous protest in the Jewish press which characterizes the municipality’s action as an “unheard of anti-Semitic scandal.”

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