Union of Polish Patriots in USSR Says Members of London Govt. Approved Killing of Jews
Menu JTA Search

Union of Polish Patriots in USSR Says Members of London Govt. Approved Killing of Jews

Download PDF for this date

While thousands of Poles risked their lives to aid Jews during the German occupation, reactionary leaders inside Poland several of whom later became members of the present Polish Government-in-Exile in London, egged on the lazis to intensify their persecution of the Jews, Wolna Polska, organ of the Union of Polish Patriots in the USSR, charges in an article marking the second anniversary of the revolt in the Warsaw ghetto.

Wolna Polsira cites several articles in "Szaniec," the underground publication of the right-wing, anti-Semitic "Endek" Party, one which chidod the Germans for adopting a too moderate policy towards the Jews at the beginning of the occupation, and mother which said admiringly that "the Germans are exterminating them (the Jews) more thoroughly than anyone else oculd."

The publication charges that the Endek underground organization, known as the "(##)" joined the "Home Army" of the exiled government inside Poland and has since carried on its anti-Jewish activities under the aegis of the London Government. It also points out that President Edward Raczkiewicz summoned Zygmunt Berezowski, one of theEndek leaders, to London from the underground, and Berezowski is now a member of the present Arciszewski government.

Asserting that these reactionary forces used anti-Semitism before the war to divide the people and pave the way for Hitler, Welna Polska says, in conclasion, that during the occupation they cooperated with the Gestapo in persecuting Jews, and now are asing anti-Semitism in an attempt to win back control of Polish life.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund