Anglo-jewish Association Hears Hindenburg Criticized for Ignoring Jews’ Plight

Criticism of President Hindenburg for intervening with Chancellor Hitler on the question of Nazi interference with the Evangelical Church and yet passing over in silence the persecution of German Jews was expressed here yesterday by Leonard Stein, presiding over a meeting of the Anglo-Jewish Association.

Describing the deepening gloom and anxiety felt by German Jewry over Nazi aggressiveness in anti-Semitic work, Mr. Stein pointed out that at present the Hitlerites are avoiding the conducting of their anti-Jewish activities with the publicity they delighted in giving it a few months ago, but instead are preferring to do their destructive work in silence and secrecy. Therefore, he declared, the most effective and irresistible weapon of Jewry would be to force the public opinion of the civilized world to prevail upon the Nazis to stop their anti-Semitic campaign.

A heated discussion developed at the meeting in connection with the proposed march from the East End to Hyde Park on July 20 to help win adherents to the anti-German Boycott Association. Some members expressed the fear that if the march were held there would be repercussions against the Jews in Germany. Jews living in Germany, it was asserted, are anxious to see the march abandoned.

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