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Laski Strikes at ‘assurances’ on Reich Jews

The world outside of Germany must continue to regard any assurances from the Reich regarding treatment of the Jews as “delusive” as long as the government tolerates perpetual incitement against its Jewish population, Neville Laski, Anglo-Jewish leader, declared today addressing the session of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

Mr. Laski declared that while the Reich Ministry of Economics is expressing alarm at the steady fall in German exports, the Ministry of Propaganda is closely collaborating with organizations such as the so-called Hago, Nazi Trade organization which has as its’ purpose the ruination of Jewish trade and industry.

“So long as the German government tolerates the perpetual incitement against the Jews,” Mr. Laski said, “foreign opinion must regard its assurances of liberty for Jews in business life as delusive and expect the extension of the restrictions already imposed in the professions for all other occupations.

EXCEPTIONS NOT THE RULE

“Perhaps local conditions vary and there are isolated examples of Jews whose business was not seriously damaged and whose circumstances are relatively prosperous,” he continued, “but these are the exceptions, not the rule.”

“If anything we say or do here may have little effect on Germany, we must however ensure that public opinion outside Germany be informed of the true nature of the Jewish persecution. We ask nothing except what Germany is asking for herself, equal treatment.

“Whether the ‘Aryan’ paragraph remains one year or ten, whether we or our children see it expunged we shall never swerve from our demand that neither race, religion nor origin be a bar to professional work or public office,” he concluded.

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