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Edward Vii Intervened with Czar for Jews. Sidney Lee’s Biography Says

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Interesting details of the intervention of King Edward VII with Czar Nicholas II for a solution of the Jewish problem in Czaristic Russia are disclosed in the sixth chapter of Sir Sydney Lee’s biography of Edward VII published yesterday in the “Daily Telegraph.”

On the eve of the King’s meeting with the Czar in June 1908 at Reval, the King received an earnest letter from Lord Rothschild, Alfred Rothschild and Leopold Rothschild pointing to a recrudescence of the attacks on Jews in Russia and begging the King’s intervention with the Czar in behalf of the Jews, the biography states.

Very few Jews, the writers of the letter pointed out, were anarchists. After consulting Sir Arthur Hardinge and Nicholson, the King decided to raise the question in general conversation with the Russian Prime Minister without alluding specifically to the Rothschilds. The King’s reference to the Jewish question was well received.