London (Jul. 5)
A warning that a greater massacre of German Jews than is now being faced may yet follow, since Jews are hostages in the hands of their Nazi enemies, was uttered Monday night by Neville Laski, Jewish communal worker, at the annual dinner of the Religious Board for Jewish Education. Lloyd George was the guest of honor at the dinner.
Laski, denying that the Jews intend to meet war with war, said he opposed flamboyant theatrical acts such as demonstrative boycotts. He stressed his opposition to the street march being proposed by Jews here through Hyde Park July 20.
Lloyd George made a short address, flinging a challenge at the Third Reich. He asked how it was possible for them, while proscribing the Jewish race, to continue to worship the Jewish Bible. He described the section now on top in Germany as “a residium whose antipathies are expressed in gross brutalities.”
Every Jewish persecutor, he declared, pins to his own breast a badge of inferiority, acknowledging that he is beaten by Jewish subtlety, pertinacity and imagination, and admitting that he cannot fight the Jew on equal terms.
Nahum Sokolow, president of the World Zionist Organization and of the Jewish Agency, paid a tribute to Lloyd George, describing him as the father of the Jewish national home. Dr. Sokolow claimed that only with a revival of spiritualism can we overcome the terrible crisis with which German Jewry is face to face.