Accusing the Jews of being traitors, the National Democratic Deputy Arciszewski, in a long and vitriolic address against the Jews, demanded yesterday that the Polish Sejm forbid the placing of orders for military supplies with Jewish firms.
The attack on the Jews delivered during the course of the debate on military estimates, was directed against scores of Jewish firms who have been supplying the army.
The military must rely on Polish firms only because Jewish firms, in the event of war, sell their products to the enemies of Poland as well. Patriotic Polish firms could never be guilty of such treachery, the deputy asserted.
Dr. Heinrich Rosmarin, vice-president of the Club of Jewish Deputies of the Polish Sejm refuted the charges of the anti-Semitic deputy.
The Polish government, Dr. Rosmarin stated, is satisfied that Jewish firms who supply the military discharge their duties honestly.
Dr. Rosmarin protested against the National Democratic Party’s efforts to arouse the population against the Jews on the ground that the Jews are responsible for the country’s economic difficulties. He pointed out that such efforts are ultimately doomed to failure and will redound to the discredit of the party as the record of the German Nazi party shows.
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