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Dr. Heinrich Rosmarin Scores Discrimination Against Jews in Government Monopolies

January 24, 1933
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The last few Jewish workers in the tobacco industry, which is now a government monopoly, have been dismissed, Dr. Heinrich Rosmarin disclosed today in the course of a debate on the budget in the Polish Sejm.

The vice president of the Club of Jewish Deputies charged that the government is practicing discrimination against Jewish workers employed in its monopolies.

In the tobacco factory in Grodno, which before the war, was almost an exclusive Jewish enterprise, there were until recently eleven Jewish workers left. Now even this small group has been dismissed. Among the discharged employees are workers who had been with the factory for twenty-six years. They had been scheduled for pensions within a short period, but this is forfeited by the dismissal.

Almost 30 per cent of the government’s income is derived from its monopolies. In view of the share that the Jews contribute to the government’s income by their purchases, the discrimination against Jewish workers is particularly damnable, Dr. Rosmarin asserted.

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