London (May. 14)
A request by representatives of the London Anglo-Jewish community for an interview with the German Ambassador Baron Leopold von Hoesch regarding the current vilification of the Jews in Nazi papers was refused today, the Joint Foreign Committee told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Neville Laski, co-chairman of the Committee, and Leonard Montefiore, president of the Anglo-Jewish Association, asked the Ambassador to grant the interview in order to express “profound indignation and astonishment felt by the Anglo-Jewish community” occasioned by the recent revival in Der Stuermer, sensational anti-Semitic weekly published by Julius Streicher in Nuremberg of the “false and abominable accusation against Judaism and the Jews of the practice of ritual murder.”
They expressed the hope of the Jewish community that steps would be taken by the government of the Reich with a view to preventing “further propagation of so foul a calumny.”