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British Jews Open Drive Today to Help Poland’s Starving

May 10, 1935
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Citing the stark, terrible fact that more than a million Jews in Poland are exposed to actual starvation, Jewish leaders in England today issued an appeal to British Jewry to contribute generously to the relief campaign which opens here tomorrow to secure aid for Polish Jewry.

The appeal is signed by Chief Rabbi Dr. Hertz, Sir Osmond D’Avigdor Goldsmid, Nahum Soko##w Neville Laski, M.H. Davis and Hacham Gaster, representing all leading Jewish organizations in the country.

That the Jews in Poland will obtain representation in the Polish Parliament under the new electoral law is seen today as a virtual impossibility by the London Daily Telegram.

The Telegram compares the Polish electoral law with the Fascist election regulations in Italy and says that the constituency of the new Parliament in Poland will be organized along Fascist lines.

The Polish Opposition press in Warsaw today forecasts that sixty-two of the 200 seats in the Parliament will fall to the Polish Opposition parties and four to the Jews.

In the first Polish Parliament the Jews had ten deputies, in the second Parliament there were thirty-four Jewish deputies. The third Parliament had twelve Jewish deputies. In the present Parliament the Jews have but nine seats.

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