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Crux of Jewish Plight Seen in Germany

Crux of the Jewish position in Europe is still to be found in Germany, where condition of the Jewish population is “steadily worsening,” it is stated in the sixty-fifth annual report of the Anglo-Jewish Association.

Reviewing the situation of European Jewry in 1936 and the first six months of 1937, the report declares:

“In foreign affairs, the crux of the situation is still to be found in the Nazi Reich, where the position of the Jews is steadily worsening. Continuous powerful propaganda of the Nazis has had an effect on the neighboring countries, especially Rumania, Poland and Austria, where the economic difficulties of the Jewish population have been made greater as a result.”

The report accuse the Polish Government of failure to provide for security of life and property of the Jewish population and of tacitly encouraging the anti-Jewish boycott.

Charging the Rumanian Government with maintaining a ” lenient attitude” toward Nazi-inspired anti-Jewish movements, the report expresses the hope it will not permit continuation of activities ” creating only disharmony that will impede economic recovery and destroy the civilized world’s respect for Rumania.”

The report says the Danzig situation is still open to remedy by the League of Nations, which, it declares, must insist on observance of the constitution.

Regarding Manchukuo, the report discloses that the Joint Foreign Committee, representing both the Association and the Board of Deputies of British Jews, has repeatedly made representations to the Japanese Ambassador on anti-Jewish activities of White Russian groups.

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