Shaw’s Snub of Zangwill Meeting Assailed

George Bernard Shaw’s refusal to attend tonight’s memorial meeting for Israel Zangwill, Jewish author and playwright, on the ground it “would inevitably end in a discussion of the Jewish question” was assailed by Humbert Wolfe, English poet, in an address at the meeting.

“In the republic of letters,” said Mr. Wolfe, “there should be no Jewish question, as there should be no racial or political questions.”

Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, who presided, praised Mr. Zangwill, who died ten years ago, as “a great Englishman and a great Jew.”

Radcliffe Salomon announced an annual prize in memory of Mr. Zangwill for the best Jewish work of literature, the work to be in English and Hebrew in alternate years.

Messages were read from Hilaire Belloc, Dr. Stephen S. Wise of New York, and scores of others.

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