German-jewish Question on League of Nations Union Session Calendar
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German-jewish Question on League of Nations Union Session Calendar

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The question of the persecutions of Jews in Germany is on the agenda of the 17th annual plenary session of the League of Nations Union, scheduled to open on June 3 in Montreux. The question was placed on the agenda at the request of the Jewish Palestinian League of Nations Society, which asked that the plenary session at Montreux discuss “the action to be undertaken by the League of Nations in order to protect the life, rights and property of the Jews in Germany”.

The French League of Nations Society, which plays a prominent role in the Union, also has proposed a lengthy resolution against the “persecutions in Germany”. The resolution emphasizes that the conscience of the entire world unanimously condemns the persecutions and that the protest movement should find the support of the international organization. The resolution recalls that in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, there occurred many humanitarian interventions and that it is therefore unthinkable that just now, after the establishment of the League of Nations, such intervention should be inadmissible. The resolution points out the violation of Article 23 of the League statutes and draws attention to the possibilities for action under Article 11. It further points out that, in connection with the persecutions of Jews in Upper Silesia, there is a violation of the Upper Silesian convention.

The resolution also cites the preamble to the Palestine Mandate, which states that the rights and political status of the Jews in the various countries must not be affected.

The resolution concludes with the request that members of the League of Nations Council should, at their next session, deal thoroughly with the situation of the victims of the persecutions and adopt the steps necessary to defend them.

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