Menu JTA Search

Church of England Hits Nazi Treatment of Jews

Strong criticism of the German Government’s anti-Jewish policy and sympathy with the Jewish people of Germany is expressed in a resolution adopted today by the Church Assembly of the Church of England.

The resolution follows:

“The Assembly desires to express its sympathy with the Jewish people and those of Jewish origin in the sufferings which are being endured by many of their number in Germany and trusts that Christian people in this and other countries will exert their influence to make it plain to the rulers of Germany that continuance of their present policy will arouse widespread indignation and prove a great obstacle to the promotion of confidence and good will between Germany and other nations.”

The resolution was proposed by the Bishop of Chichester and seconded by the Bishop of Southwark.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, forced to leave the chair during the discussion of the resolution, declared before he left that, lest his absence be misinterpreted, he was in the fullest sympathy with the resolution.

Among those speaking in favor of the resolution was Lord Hugh Cecil. The resolution was opposed by Carlisle Davies, an Englishman who acts as the German Consul at Plymouth. The assembly met under the presidency of the Archbishop of York.

NEXT STORY