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Congress Committee Discussing Nazi Persecution

The House Foreign Affairs Committee has “given much discussion as well as considerable thought” to the problem of Nazi persecution of Jews, it was disclosed by Rep. G. M. Gillette, (Iowa) member of the committee, answering a Jewish Telegraphic Agency mail poll of the sentiments of congressmen on U. S. official action in behalf of German Jews.

Mr. Gillette said that he is “ready and anxious for our government to make every possible move in this problem which would not involve us with a nation with which we are at peace in a matter that might eventuate in war or similar hostilities.”

Replies to date show Senators and Representatives 14 to 5 in favor of U.S. official action, Replies received today are:

In Favor: Mr. Gillette and Rep. Albert J. Engel, Michigan.

Against: Rep. Robert Ramspeck, Georgia.

Non-Committal: Rep. Matthew A. Dunn, Pennsylvania.

The J.T.A. questionaire asked: “Are you in favor of the United States taking official action against the German government in the matter of its persecution of Jews?”

Replies will continue to be announced as received.

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