London (May. 23)
The anti-German boycott propaganda conducted by Capt. W. J. Webber in England at his own expense, cost him more than $50,000 and led to his bankruptcy, it was disclosed here today in court after a public examination.
Capt. Webber, well known for his “British Boycott Organization,” declared in court today that he felt compelled to fight Nazi persecution of German Jews since it interested him keenly. “The cost of the entire anti-Nazi boycott campaign was practically covered by me alone,” he said.
In 1933, before the Nazis came into power, Capt. Webber was considered a successful business man in London. He neglected his business to such an extent to devote himself to organize the anti-German boycott that the business came to a standstill.