English War Veteran Leads ‘blue Shirts’ in Anti-nazi Boycott
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English War Veteran Leads ‘blue Shirts’ in Anti-nazi Boycott

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Recent reports from British newspapers show that both Jews and non-Jews in England, inspired by a sense of justice, have seriously pushed forward with plans for a nationwide anti-German boycott to retaliate against the Nazi’s anti-Semitic stand.

The Sunday Referee, of London, reports that an intensive campaign to bring about a complete boycott of German goods by Jewish traders and buyers is being prepared in England. These persons hold that the economic weapon is the only effective means to bring about a modification of the Nazi policy of persecution in Germany. The sponsors of the boycott campaign hold that the position of more than 500,000 Jews in Germany today has steadily grown worse.

An army of Jewish “blue shirts” will organize the anti-Germany campaign in England, according to the Sunday Referee. The leading spirit in the movement is Captain Webber, who won fame in England when he raised a fighting corps in the service of Britain during the South African war. Captain Webber has received powerful help in his campaign, and over 40,000 British Jews have pledged their support to his movement.

Leaders of British Jewry, and many Gentiles, have written to British newspapers protesting because up to the present the forms of protest against what is happening in Germany have not proved effective.

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