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Down with Antisemitism Says Polish Socialist Press Calling Polish Workers to Join Jewish Workers’ De

November 14, 1931
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Down with antisemitism, the Polish Socialist Party press, which has been silent for several days on the subject of the anti-Jewish disturbances at the Universities, writes today, giving big space to a proclamation to the Polish workers calling on them to take a stand against the pogromist agitation in Poland and to join the Jewish workers in their defence.

The leaders of the Polish Socialist Party deny to-day the statement that has appeared in the press that they refused to join the Club of Jewish Deputies in its Parliamentary interpellation to the Government against the anti-Jewish student excesses. Without the signatures of some of the Polish Socialist Party Deputies, they say, the Club of Jewish Deputies would not have been able to submit its interpellation, because there would not have been a sufficient number of signatures of Deputies to make the interpellation valid.

Out attitude towards these antisemitic excesses carried out by the National Democratic youth has been stated by us time after time, the “Robotnik”, the chief official organ of the Polish Socialist Party writes in an editorial article. These adventures are harmful from every point of view. The strongest words that we could use in condemnation would be too weak. The best answer to these barbaric outbreaks and the attempts to uphold them and justify them is the joint action of the Polish and Jewish student youth, the united stand of the entire democracy of the country.

But the Polish Socialist Party does not want to join in a manifestation in the Seym under the command of the Government Deputy, M. Miedzinski, the paper goes on, referring to the complaints made recently that none of the Polish Socialist Party Deputies had spoken in the debate in the Seym against the anti-Jewish student excesses. We can never join in a united front with the Government camp, it declares.

To this, the “Volkscajtung”, the organ of the Jewish Socialist Party Bund, comments that the “Robotnik” is very much mistaken if it thinks that an expression of must have involved a united front with the Government camp. The Polish Socialist Party Deputies could very well have spoken in the Seym in condemnation of the excesses, it says, while at the same time expressing their disapprobation of the attitude of the Government Party.

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