Expulsion of All Polish Jews Feared As Nazis Incorporate Poland into Reich
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Expulsion of All Polish Jews Feared As Nazis Incorporate Poland into Reich

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The eventual expulsion of all Jews from Nazi-occupied Poland was predicted here today as a result of an announcement made by Hans Frank, Nazi commissar for Poland, that the occupied Polish territory hitherto known as the Government General is now considered a part of the German Reich.

The announcement of the incorporation of the whole of Poland into the Reich was made by the Nazi commissar in the course of an interview with the Warsaw correspondent of the Pariser Zeitung, a Nazi newspaper published in Paris. He declared that by making the Polish territory an integral part of the Third Reich, the Nazi authorities are “marking a new are in the history of Europe.”

Parallel with Frank’s announcement that Germany was swallowing up the whole of Poland, it was also reported here that the Nazi authorities have imposed a one million zlotys fine upon the population of Warsaw as punishment for attacks on German soldiers in the streets of the city. The report did not indicate whether the War saw Jewish ghetto is to pay a part of this fine.


The annual meeting of the Council of Polish Jews in Great Britain today adopted a resolution expressing “surprise and astonishment” at the fact that the Polish Government-in-Exile has appointed the anti-Semitic professor Swienteslawski to the post of president of the Polish Institute in New York.

“Considering the fast that Pref. Swientoslawski was responsible for the introduction of ‘ghetto benches’ for Jewish students in the universities of pre-war Poland, when he was the Minister of Education, we do not think him suitable for this important post,” the resolution stated. At the same time the meeting adopted a resolution expressing satisfaction with the declaration made by Polish Premier Sikorski at the meeting last week at Albert Hall in London called for the purpose of protesting Nazi atrocities against Jews. In his declaration, Premier Sikorski reiterated his promise of equal rights for Jews in post-war Poland.

Objection to the appointment of Prof. Swienteslawski was also voiced in other circles here interested in Jewish problems. It is pointed out that Prof. Swientoslawski is not only responsible for the “ghetto benches” but that he took no action to chock the anti-Jewish riots which occurred during his administration in some of the universities and which led to the killing of more than thirty Jewish students and the wounding of several hundred others.

A general debate on the treatment of Jews serving in the Polish armed forces is scheduled to take place at the session of the Polish National Council here on Wednesday. The scheduled debate was precipitated by inquiries made by members of the Council who received information concerning serious discrimination against Jewish soldiers and officers in the Polish Army in Russia.

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