NEW YORK (Feb. 19)
Stores selling German goods faced today the prospect of being picketed by 200 pickets to be sent out by the recently formed united boycott front, according to plans announced at a conference of 1,000 representatives of 819 organizations meeting at the Hotel New Yorker under the auspices of the American Jewish Congress.
The council, comprising the American Jewish Congress and the Jewish Labor Committee, will seek legislation to protect the United States from being flooded by Nazi goods, it was announced by Dr. Joseph Tenenbaum, chairman of the A.J.C. boycott committee. A national boycott conference is to be called shortly.
The delegates adopted resolutions calling for intensification of the anti-Nazi boycott and for participation in this Summer’s world Jewish congress after hearing Rabbi Stephen S. Wise appeal to the League of Nations and the Catholics of the world for cooperation against the Nazis.
Mr. Wise urged continued use of the boycott as a measure of self-defence, Discussing the assassination of Wilhelm Gustloff, Swiss Nazi leader, he stated:
“The wonder is not that one Jews was moved to criminal violence in defence of the honor of his people, but that more Jews have not been before this goaded to the madness of violence and even of assassination against those assassins and pederasts who have made violence the normal way of living in Nazi Germany.”
Other speakers were Rabbi William F. Rosenblum, Louis Sturz and Dr. Samuel Margoshes, who presided.