London (Nov. 23)
Christian churches and labor organizations the world over are deeply concerned, perhaps even more than the Jews, with the defeat of Hitler’s war against civilization, Samuel Untermyer, American boycott leader, declared here today immediately upon his arrival.
The object of the international boycott conference, which opens here tomorrow, is the “organization, centralization, expansion and intensification of the existing world boycott against German goods and services,” he told British newspapermen at a press conference.
“This is not a Jewish question,” Untermyer continued, “I am the only Jewish member of the American delegation. Our success hitherto shows that world opinion approves of our actions.
“Incidentally I have been asked to preside at the conference. I am anxious that the coincidence of my being Jewish should not be used to falsely stamp this conference as a Jewish movement.
“Actually, the conference is a spontaneous uprising of all civilization against the Hitlerite attempt to undo the work of centuries.”
Delegates from the United States, the Near East and Europe are arriving here for the conference.