Another repetition of the Six Million mantra but from 1906.
POSITION OF RUSSIAN JEWS.
REFORMS PROMISED BUT MASSACRES FEARED.
(TIMES – TELEGRAM. PER P.A.)
St. Petersburg, Saturday.
Dr. Paul Nathan, one of the leading Jews of Berlin, and colleague of Dr. Barth in the editorship of the Nation,” had an interview with M. Stolypin yesterday, in the course of which the Prime Minister assured him he attached the greatest importance to the question the future political and economic position of the six million Russian Jew’s, and that he ranked it among the State problems which most urgently called for solution. Dr. Nathan has convinced him that there is a tendency in Ministerial circles to sanction certain measures of relief for the Jewish population before the meeting of the new Duma, leaving, however, to that body the decision of their eventual Constitutional position and rights. It is, nevertheless, very doubtful whether even these intentions can be acted upon by the present Cabinet. Unofficial reactionary influences are alone strong enough to defeat all liberal efforts, and it is even possible pogroms may once more be invoked in order strengthen the reactionary attitude of the Government. In this connection, to-day s news from Jitomir, where a pogrom propaganda is reported to be in full swing, is causing apprehension.