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Arliss Sends Apology for Sailing to Europe on Nazi Liner Bremen

Justification for resentment over the fact that he sailed for England recently on the German liner Bremen is admitted by George Arliss in an apologetic letter to Dr. Joseph Tenenbaum, chairman of the boycott committee of the American Jewish Congress.

The actor points out, in extenuation, that he was compelled to “catch that boat in order to make contact at that particular time with my business associates in England.”

Mr. Arliss’ letter was in reply to a communication addressed to him by Dr. Tenenbaum, who said in part:

“Of an artist of your calibre and standing, one who has impersonated Disraeli and Amschel Rothschild, the Jewish people have the right to expect that he would not give aid and comfort to their arch enemy, the Hitler regime.”