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Polish Party Official Says Zionism ‘not Main Enemy’ but Drive Continues

April 26, 1968
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A reported attempt to stem the anti-Semitic tide in Poland was described today in dispatches from Warsaw. Boleslaw Jaszczuk, Deputy Politburo member, told Polish Communists in a statement distributed by the official Polish news agency, PAP, it had become evident “that Zionism in itself is not our main enemy.”

The news agency, however, also carried an announcement that it was giving detailed coverage to the trial of a Jew on charges of economic crimes, indicating the anti-Semitic campaign continued. Jaszczuk appeared to take attempts at moderation a step further by pointing out that the average Jew of no power or importance could have pro-Zionist feelings without endangering the State.

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