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Leaders See New Decrees by Poland

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Deepest concern for the immediate future of Polish Jewry was expressed here yesterday when all Jewish members of the Polish Parliament gathered for the purpose of finding a way to cope with the alarmingly increasing misery of their co-religionists.

The impotence of the Jewish parliamentarians for political intervention in the Polish Parliament was emphasized by all the deputies. It was revealed that a new procedure requiring seventy signatures for every measure offered in Parliament makes it impossible for the Jewish members of the Polish Sejm to raise any question in the Sejm against unjust treatment of the Jews.


Numerous decrees which will undermine the last positions of the Jews in Poland will soon be promulgated, it was disclosed at the meeting. The serious plight of Polish Jewry was especially emphasized in reports given at this meeting by Dr. Joshua Thon, president of the Jewish Sejm Club, and by the deputies Dr. H. Rosmarin, Dr. Rottenstreich and Dr. Sommerschein.

In their reports the deputies all expressed the deepest anxiety as to the fate the Jews in Poland may face in the very near future due to the expected decrees which will tremendously affect the Jewish population.

A measure demanding the elimination of all Jewish teachers from the public school system in Poland was introduced today by the anti-Semitic National Democratic (Endek) members of the Sejm. The members requested that a decree be issued by the government prohibiting Jews to teach non-Jewish children.

The Minister of Education ordered today the closing down of existing Jewish secular schools.

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