POLAND: No Poor Jews

With grave simplicity and courtesy the Municipal Council of the little Polish town of Bydgoszcz gathered last week in their still, solemn council room. On a table was a check for $100,000 left "to the poor Jews of Bydgoszcz," by one Mrs. Leonard Cohen, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. With gravity the Council deliberated, then ordered that a polite note be penned to the executors of the will refusing the money, stating that "there are no poor Jews in Bydgoszcz."


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