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Radical Groups Confer on Pogroms in Poland

January 10, 1933
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A conference called by the United Committee for Struggling Against Pogroms in Poland was held at the Manhattan Lyceum Sunday. The bodies represented included various Communist and radical groups throughout the city, as well as a number of landsman-schaften.

The conference was opened by M. Rokochi, who represented the Ukrainian United Tailors.

Joseph Brodsky of the International Workers’ Order was elected chairman.

Among the speakers were P. Novik, who spoke in the name of the Communist Yiddish daily Freiheit. He said that the Jewish capitalist press had defended Pilsudski. Another speaker was Charles Kuntz, president of the Icon which is devoted to colonization in Soviet Russia.

Jacob Levin, who was present on behalf of the Jewish Culture Society, objected to the conference being made a platform for propaganda for secret purposes and of identifying it with Communist policy. He pointed out the unfairness of using the pogroms on Jews in Poland as a means of fuurthering the aims of particular political groups. In particular, he indicated the danger involved in broadening the issue as suggested by most of the speakers, by associating themselves with minority groups in Poland whose aims were not identical with those of the Jews.

The Conference elected a committee of 27.

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