Geneva (May. 23)
A memorandum, admitting that the position of the Jews in Danzig “has grown worse” but denying that Jewish rights are being infringed upon by the administration, was submitted today to the League of Nations by the Danzig Senate, which is controlled by Nazis.
The memorandum came as a reply to a petition submitted by the Jewish Community of Danzig to the Council of the League of Nations, complaining that provisions of the agreement between Danzig and the League are being violated by mistreatment of the Jewish population.
MAKES 4 DEMANDS
The text of the Jewish petition, which was made public here today, reviews the developments in Danzig since the Nazis obtained a majority in the Senate there. The petition asks that the League of Nations make the following demands of the Danzig Senate:
1â€”To repeal nine unconstitutional laws which affect the rights of the Jews of Danzig.
2â€”To institute changes in the Danzig administration in order to prevent anti-Jewish discrimination in the future.
3â€”To organize adequate protection for all citizens of the Free City against defamation.
4â€”To take strict measures against the anti-Jewish boycott propaganda in the Free City.
GIVES DANZIG VIEW
The Danzig Senate in its reply to this petition points out that although the position of the Jews in Danzig has grown worse, this cannot be considered an infringement of the Danzig constitution.
“The Jewish situation in Danzig is growing worse because of the attitude of the local population to wards the Jews. It is not the task of the government to combat this attitude,” the reply of the Danzig Senate states.
The memorandum submitted to the League by the Danzig Senate contains a veiled threat to the Jews and asserts that “public opinion in Danzig will not improve