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The London Times, commenting on the revival of anti-Jewish activities in Germany, says:

The fact that the publication of the special anti-Jewish number of the Westdeutscher Beobachter was understood to have been delayed until after the visit of Sir John Simon and Mr. Eden to Berlin suggests that the revival is not entirely unconscious. A hitherto unrecorded development is that, the Reich Press Chamber having deprived even “non-Aryan” newsvendors of their livelihoods, the Reich Chamber of Writing (or Literature) recently informed several thousands of Jewish writers that they were not fit to write or publish books in National-Socialist Germany.


A British marriage clerk relates in the London Daily Express how Germans come to England from Nazi Germany to marry “non-Aryans.” He writes as follows:

“Germans or any other nationals may qualify for marriage in this country to fifteen days’ residence put in by one of the parties to the marriage in the area where the marriage is to take place.

“After establishing fifteen days’ residence, and as long as the other party to the ceremony is in England, a declaration may be made, and the marriage take place by license within one clear day.

“I have personally married scores of German couples. They have told me that because of Jewish blood in a grandparent they have been forbidden the right to wed in Germany.

“Immediately after the ceremony they have left again for Germany.

“The word seems to have gone round in Germany, for there are hotels in my district and in others cartering specially for German bride visitors. An interpreter is always available, and the preliminaries are accomplished with his aid.”


The Near East and India of London, commenting on the memorandum submitted by the Jewish Agency to the Mandates Commission of the League of Nations, writes:

The Jewish Agency reflects the general nervousness as to the future of the orange industry and, to assist it, hints at possible compulsion to force Arab and Jewish growers to cooperate in marketing their produce. It asks the government to consider whether Palestine should not impose a sort of retaliation against those countries whose imports from Palestine are small by introducing import quotas, and harps again on the desire to include Palestine within the Imperial Preference system. The impolicy of placing all one’s eggs in one basket is, however, realized, and the government is further urged to take active steps for the development of mixed farming. Finally, while expressing its gratitude for the transfer of the Huleh lands to Jewish hands, it presses again on the government its duty to assist the Jewish Agency to acquire large stretches of land on which large numbers of Jews can be settled.

This is the tale of the Jewish Agency’s principal claims and demands.


Lord Robert Cecil, in an article in the Daily Herald on the situation of the refugees from Germany, writes:

No fewer than 79,300 people, mostly Jews, have fled from Germany since the National Revolution. By a most unfortunate concession to German official s###ceptibilities, these fugitives were not entrusted to League machinery, but to a special High Commission for which the League assumes no responsibility and to which the governments—with the honorable exception of Sweden have refused any financial support.

Over 25,000 of the exiles from Germany are still without an# security of home or work; 7,000 are in urgent need of the elementary necessities of life.

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