choosing, and until Germany ceases its persecutions of the Jews.”
Mr. Green’s communication makes the suggestion that committees be appointed in every community to deal with the problem of enforcing the boycott “in accordance with the economic, social and business requirements of each community.”
Mr. Green called upon organized labor and its friends, through national and international unions, State Federations of Labor, City Central Bodies and Local Unions, to carry out the mandate of the parent body.
The president of the Federation in his letter emphasized the stand that labor “is not fighting against any political order set up in Germany or against the German people.”
“We are asking only that the annihilation of German trade unions shall cease and that the persecution of the German working people and of the Jewish people merely because they are Jews, shall be terminated.”
The communication cites among other instances of Germany’s repressions the arrest and prosecution of Theodore Leipart and Peter Grassman, former leaders of the General German Trade Unions Association, the suppression of trade unions by the Hitler government during the week of March 2 and the appointment of Dr. Ley as chief commissar of German labor.
Stories from the Deutsche Allegemeine Zeitung and other German newspapers, including Hitler’s paper, the Voelkischer Beobachter, are quoted to support the statements of Mr. Green.