Geneva (Aug. 21)
The anti-German boycott will not be abandoned until the Hitler regime falls or cancels “every law and practice violating human freedom and political equality,” Rabbi Stephen S. Wise declared today in a fighting speech before the World Jewish Conference now in session here. Dr. Wise severely criticized Jewish organizations which urge silence and bitterly condemned the much discussed Palestine transfer agreement, under which German Jews going to Palestine took their capital with them in the form of German goods.
“World Jewry and not German Jewry alone is under attack and therefore a compromise with Hitlerism is impossible,” Dr. Wise declared, “not even if the German Jews be compelled to accept a peace pact which may slightly ameliorate their wrongs, but will not alter their intolerable status of second class citizens.
WILL REJECT COMPROMISE
“The Nazi Reich may decide to disarm Jewish protest by going as far as offering the Jews special terms in order to have them side with Hitlerism against civilization,” he said.
“Such a compromise will be definitely rejected because the place of the Jews is unalterably by the side of those forces of civilization and freedom which cannot exist side by side with Nazism.