London (Oct. 28)
More than 18,000 persons participated yesterday in an anti-Nazi rally in Hyde Park and adopted by acclaim resolutions denouncing persecutions of Jews and other minorities in Germany and calling for a more powerful boycott against German goods and services.
Speeches were delivered simultaneously from six platforms. On Platform 1, Lord Dudley Marley, Labor whip in the House of Lords, warned that “German war agression to deflect public opinion from suffering is the greatest dsnger facing the world.”
Miss Sylvia Pankhurst, noted pacifist leader, declared that the character of Fascism is similar in Italy, Germany and Austria and charged that Italy is also anti-Semitic. She blamed the League of Nations for failing to use its power to protect the
German Jews and demanded that Great Britain initiate action at Geneva to compel the League to take measures to afford more protection for the German Jews.
Major C. R. Atlee, leader of the British Labor Party, declared that he would not indict the whole German nation, since the Nazi leaders alone were to blame for the “dastardly persecution of body and of soul.”
National Socialism was described by Prof. J.B.S. Haldane, renowned scientist, as combining the worst features of nationalism and socialism. Col. Josiah C. Wedgwood, M.P., voiced the opinion that it would have been better for the Jews to undergo the “quick terror of the pogrom than the slow torture of economic strangulation.”
The rally was held under the auspices of the British Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi Council.