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National Democrats Oppose Relief for Jewish Merchants and Artisans

April 22, 1927
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Strong opposition to the proposed change in the compulsory Sunday rest law, with a view to granting partial relief to Jewish merchants and artisans, is put forward by the National Democratic Party.

The “Gazeta Poranna” (formerly the “Dwa Grosze”) the organ of the party, published an editorial today in which the proposed change is strongly attacked. It quotes what it alleges to be statements of Polish merchants and artisans, voicing opposition to the change.

The newspaper charges that “Polish Jewry, resting on the Left Polish parties, has urged the government to allow Jews to work and trade on Sunday and Christian holidays, making their loyalty to the government dependable upon the granting of this concession. This is a perfidious proposal,” the paper states.

The organ of the National Democratic Party goes on to say that the Jewish leaders have persuaded the governmental Experts’ Commission for the Affairs of the National Minorities to grant its support for the proposal which has every chance of being carried out. “If this is carried out the honor of the Polish nation will be sold,” the paper charges, urging “the entire Polish nation to oppose the measure.”

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