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Jews Here Submit Memorandum to Poland on Abolition of Czaristic Restrictions on Jews

September 15, 1930
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The Polish Embassy here today announced that it has forwarded to its home government a memorandum which it received last week from the Federation of Polish Jews in America urging Ignacy Moscicki, president of Poland, to exercise the power he now has since the dissolution of parliament to promulgate a law abolishing the Czaristic restrictions against the Jews of Poland that are still in force.

The memorandum was based on information contained in a recent dispatch from Warsaw reporting that M. A. Hartglass, on behalf of the Jewish Deputies Club and the Jewish National Council, had informed President Moscicki, the Polish minister of Justice, M. Car, and Premier Pilsudski, that since the dissolution of parliament the president is empowered to publish a law that would do away with the anachronistic Czaristic legislation.

The campaign to wipe this discriminatory legislation from the Polish statute books has been a paramount point in the demands made by Polish Jewish leaders on all Polish governments since the Republic was established. The negotiations for the removal of these restrictions, some of which date back to 1843, appeared to have been successful during the last session of parliament when the bill to void them passed a second reading. When parliament was dissolved this bill came to naught.

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