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Jewish Deputies Asked to Cast Vote for the Pilsudski Regime

May 23, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Negotiations with the Club of Jewish Deputies and the parliamentary representation of the Slavic national minorities concerning their attitude at the National Assembly were started by the Polish Left groups supporting Marshal Pilsudski.

The Club of Jewish Deputies will make clear its attitude following a general meeting of the Club, which will take place on May 25, leaders of the Club stated.

Leaders of the Polish Socialist Party (P.P.S.) also conferred with the representatives of the Jewish labor party, Bund, and the German Social Democratic Party concerning joint socialistic tactics.

The National Assembly will meet on May 29 for the purpose of electing a new president. Much comment has been aroused by the fact that the Right groups have put forward as their candidate Stanislaw Wojciechowski, the former president who was compelled to resign by Pilsudski.

It has not been finally stated who will be the candidate of the Left groups.

So far anti-Semitic propaganda, which previously accompanied the party strife in Poland, has not been used in Warsaw in the polemic between the parties which followed Pilsudski’s coup d’etat.

The correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, however, learns that the elements in Posen which remained faithful to the previous Witos government are spreading incredible and ridiculous rumors, such as that Jewish boys in Warsaw have disarmed those Polish officers who remained faithful to the Witos government. These rumors have caused an uncertain situation in Posen where the Jewish population feels some anxiety. The governor of Posen, who refused until now to admit any change in the government, finally recognized the resignation of President Wojciechowski.

A cable despatch from Danzig to the Jewish Daily “Forward” states that the socialistic Jewish labor party, Bund, in Poland, supported Pilsudski’s coup and that two Bund members were killed and several wounded in the street fighting.

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