Rome (Nov. 8)
The question whether to make the Jewish issue one of the main issues in the Saar plebiscite and whether to stipulate that Germany cannot have the Saar region after the plebiscite unless it definitely guarantees racial and minority rights to the Jews there was taken up today by the League of Nations Committee to Deal With the Saar Problem, which is now in session here.
The committee, consisting of three members of the Council of the League of Nations, also considered today a number of memorandums submitted by Jewish organizations to the Secretariat of the League, asking for the protection of the Jews in the Saar region. The committee is conducting its sessions under the chairmanship of Baron Pompeo Aloisi of Italy.
No decision was reached by the committee today as to whether to stipulate special protection for the Jews in the Saar, if the Saar region is returned to Germany after the plebiscite, or whether to include the Jews in the general demand for the protection of national minorities residing in the Saar district.
At its session today the committee was busy with defining its demand for minority protection in the Saar in general.
The committee of three will submit its report to the council of the League of Nations, which is holding its session at the end of this month in Geneva. The report will recommend exactly what kind of protection the League should provide for the Saar minorities in the event that the Saar votes to return to Germany. Also whether the Jews in the Saar should be considered a special minority group.