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Hitlerists Cause Trouble in Danzig: Rumours of Nazi Coup Being Prepared: Poland Watching Situation

May 3, 1932
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Rumours are going about here of preparations by the Nazis in the Free City of Danzig with the aid of Nazi forces from Germany to seize the City and convert it into a centre of extreme Germanic chauvinism and a base for launching a movement for the forcible revision of Germany’s eastern frontiers, by seizing parts of Poland.

Hitlerists are flocking into Danzig which they are now making their headquarters, says an editorial in one of the Yiddish dailies here. Poland obviously cannot permit such things to go on, and will have to take action to preserve the neutrality of Danzig. The Polish Government has been very tolerant indeed in regard to developments in Danzig, but there is a limit to patiennce. The present policy of the Danzig Senate, which permits and encourages the Hitlerists to turn the Free City into a fortress from which they will carry out their attack both against Germany and against Poland, liberty to hooligans and criminals, is one that cannot be allowed to continue.

Poland cannot permit Danzig to become the headquarters of an extremist Germanism aiming to provoke trouble in order to further its demand for the revision of the frontiers. It is not surprising therefore that the attitude of the Danzig authorities in permitting this invasion of Hitlerists into the Free City has caused uneasiness and anger throughout Poland. The patience of the Polish Government is being put to a severe test.

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