London (Mar. 4)
According to the London News Chronicle, Dr. Weizmann’s speech, delivered at last Wednesday’s dinner to the Palestine Parliamentary Committee, has resulted in the issue of a vigorous statement by the German Government to the effect that no Jew has hitherto been molested in Germany, and that the authorities would certainly not allow any measures to be taken against the Jewish population.
Moreover, the publication in today’s London “Times” of a letter over the signatures of Neville Laski, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, and Leonard Montefiore, president of the Anglo-Jewish Association, following on the speech delivered by Dr. Weizmann, has served still further to focus public attention on the extreme seriousness with which the threat of a massacre of German Jewry is regarded.
In the letter the two presidents of the leading representative bodies of British Jewry emphatically associate themselves with the statement by Dr. Weizmann. They add that for years the Jews of Germany have been the victims of a campaign of unparalleled violence both in the press and in speeches, directed against the Jews of Germany. They go on to say that in the circumstances, the grave anxiety felt in Jewish circles outside Germany may be readily understood. They express confidence that the support of public opinion will be extended in this hour of sore trial to their German coreligionists.
Meanwhile, the speech delivered by Dr. Chaim Weizmann, former president of the World Zinist Organization, and referred to in the above letter, has produced an immediate storm of vilification in the Nazi organ, “Voelkischer Beobachter.” In commenting on Dr. Weizmann’s speech, the “Beobachter” says that “the Jewish propaganda which was being carried on against the new Government in Germany is irresponsible. It is high time that politicians abroad should officially disassociate themselves from the one-sided Jewish agitation.”
The entire English press continues