American Jewish boycott plans against the Nazi regime in Germany, took definite form yesterday, with organization of a conference, to be composed of dentists; druggists and physicians, to be held within the next few days. At this meeting, the measures to make the boycott effective in these particular fields, will be discussed and decided by the participants. This conference will be followed immediately, by similar meetings of the various trades and professions and by the organization of a National Council of Trades and Business, paralleling that set up in England.
The office of the American League for the Defense of Jewish Rights, was flooded with telegrams from all sections of the United States, offering cooperation and proposing the organization of like conferences in their own communities, it was said there. At the same time, cablegrams were received from many Jewish organizations abroad, suggesting the organization of an international congress to make the boycott effective. The league is setting up a bureau to collect information on German-made goods in this country and will publish this material in a bulletin to be called, “Boycott Hitler”. The league is also advising all those who phone for instructions to buy American-made goods wherever possible and to buy from friendly countries if American goods are not available.
Information already available, proves that the boycott of German goods has struck a popular note in New York and its suburbs. One of the city’s largest department stores, has established a special department for German goods which have been returned in large quantities for refunds. At the same time one of the great chain store concerns, has announced that it is experiencing difficulties with the sale of its German-made goods in Jewish neighborhoods. Customers are refusing to accept any goods which they know or suspect are of German origin.
Dr. A. Coralnick, chairman of the league, said, “We must have the cooperation of all Jewish organizations and individuals no matter what they believe, or what their political alignment. We have set ourselves one task, to unite Jewish public opinion and Jewish activity against the murderous Hitler regime. I sincerely hope that our activity in the boycott against Hitler will bring a real unity in Jewish life in this country and abroad.”
MOVE AGAINST BOYCOTT
An appeal “to the Germans in America” to counteract the boycott movement against German goods in this country was issued yesterday by a number of German-American firms in this city. The appeal was published by an advertisement in German language newspapers. All Americans friendly to Germany and all American Germans are being urged “to stick together” and to patronize the German goods in this country.