An appeal to florists in the United States not to mix the fragrance of the lily of the valley with the poisonous atmosphere of Nazi Germany, has been issued by the Boycott Committee of the American Jewish Congress.
An urgent plea is addressed to them to join with other groups in this country in refusing to have traffic with Nazi Germany so long as the Hitler regime remains in power.
The appeal makes particular reference to the importation of “pips” or seeds for the flower known as lily of the valley.
Germany according to the Boycott Committee, is today the largest exporter of lily of the valley “pips” to the United States. During 1932 Germany exported to the United States 11,833,900 “pips” valued at $122,871. In 1933, Germany sent the United States 9,065,600 pips valued at $113,176. During the first four months of 1934, “pips” imported from Germany were valued at $52,569.
It is urged that the florists divert their trade from Germany to other countries such as Holland, France and Japan where “pips” of equivalent quality may be obtained.
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