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Source: Savannah Morning News
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Says He’s Not a Pole”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Savannah, Georgia
Date of publication: 9 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: none
Pagination: 8

“Says He’s Not a Pole.” Savannah Morning News 9 Sept. 1901: p. 8.
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McKinley assassination (public response: Polish Americans); McKinley assassination (public response: Savannah, GA); Leon Czolgosz (family background); Eugene I. Okarma; Eugene I. Okarma (public statements).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley; Eugene I. Okarma.


Says He’s Not a Pole


Savannah’s Poles Deny Czolgosz as Their Countryman.

     The Poles of Savannah, of which there are about thirty, mostly on the truck farms just outside the city, do not claim Czolgosz, the would-be assassin of the President, as one of their countrymen.
     Mr. E. I. Okarma, who may be said to be the head of the Polish colony here, said yesterday that Czolgosz is not a Pole, except by descent and should not be classed as one.
     Mr. Okarma said the Poles of Savannah do not condone the crime against the President. They condemn it and the would-be murderer, but they resent the imputation that the crime was the act of one of their countrymen.
     “Czolgosz having been born in this country, is an American,” said Mr. Okarma, “even though his parents were immigrants, and it is not right or just to charge the great crime against President McKinley against our countrymen.”



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