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Report Reich Impedes Exit of Jews and Lukewarm Nazi Adherents

AN APPARENT MOVE BY GERMANY TO PREVENT THOSE OF HER CITIZENS SUSPECTED OF LACK OF ARDOR FOR THE NAZI REGIME FROM LEAVING THE COUNTRY WAS REPORTED YESTERDAY TO A MEETING OF REPRESENTATIVES OF BRITISH JEWRY.

DURING THE PAST MONTH IT HAS BEEN DIFFICULT FOR THOSE REGARDED WITH DISFAVOR BY THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT TO GET PERMISSION TO GO ABROAD, ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, SUBMITTED BY THE JOINT FOREIGN COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF DEPUTIES OF BRITISH JEWS AND THE ANGLO-JEWISH ASSOCIATION AT A MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DEPUTIES.

SIMILAR MEASURES HAVE BEEN TAKEN IN THE CASES OF MANY GERMAN JEWS, THE REPORT ADDED.

THE NAZIS ARE USING INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES TO PROMOTE GERMAN FOREIGN POLICY, HOPING TO FIND INCREASING ACCEPTANCE ABROAD FOR THEIR RACIAL DOCTRINES, THE REPORT SAID.

(DURING THE RECENT THIRTEENTH CONGRESS OF EUROPEAN NATIONAL MINORITIES IN LONDON A CHARGE WAS MADE THAT THE MEETINGS HAD BEEN DOMINATED BY NAZI PROPAGANDA).

DESCRIBING GERMAN EFFORTS TO FOSTER ANTI-SEMITISM IN OTHER COUNTRIES, THE REPORT NOTED THAT NAZI EFFORTS WERE FINDING A FAVORABLE ATMOSPHERE IN AUSTRIA, BUT THAT IN THE SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES AND SWITZERLAND THEY HAD BEEN ALMOST A COMPLETE FAILURE.

SEVERAL GERMAN PUBLICATIONS HAVE URGED RECENTLY THE NEED OF BUILDING UP A BLOC OF ANTI-SEMITIC “RACIALLY-MINDED” STATES, THE REPORT POINTED OUT.

REGARDING THE WAVE OF ANTI-SEMITISM IN POLAND, THE REPORT URGED THE NECESSITY OF UNITING THE RANKS OF POLISH JEWRY, STATING, HOWEVER, THAT IT WAS UNLIKELY THIS COULD BE ACHIEVED IN THE NEAR FUTURE. IT CHARGED THAT THE POLISH CATHOLIC CLERGY WERE “CONSPICUOUSLY REFRAINING” FROM SUPPORTING THE FORCES OF TOLERANCE AND ORDER.

ESTABLISHMENT OF REFUGEE WORK ON A PERMANENT BASIS BY THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS AS A NORMAL BRANCH OF ITS ACTIVITIES WAS URGED IN THE REPORT, WHICH DECLARED THAT A CONSIDERABLE BODY OF INFLUENTIAL OPINION IN ENGLAND IS DEMANDING THAT THE LEAGUE ASSEMBLY BE URGED TO TAKE SUCH A STEP THIS YEAR AND THAT A CENTRAL ORGANIZATION BE SET UP TO CARE FOR ALL CLASSES OF REFUGEES.

SPEAKING OF THE WORK OF THE COORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR JEWISH DEFENSE AGAINST FASCIST ATTACKS, NEVILLE LASKI, PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF DEPUTIES, WARNED AGAINST THE APATHY OF THE JEWS IN THE FACE OF ANTI-SEMITIC PROPAGANDA, POINTING OUT THAT GERMANY HAD NOT HESITATED TO PROCLAIM HER INTENTION OF MAKING THE WHOLE WORLD JEW-CONSCIOUS.

THE PROBLEM IS COMPLICATED BY THE FACT THAT THE JEWS DO NOT WISH TO BE IDENTIFIED WITH ANY ATTEMPT TO PREVENT GOOD RELATIONS BETWEEN THE GERMAN AND ENGLISH PEOPLE, MR. LASKI SAID, BUT, HE ADDED, THEY WOULD BE LACKING IN THEIR DUTY IF THEY DID NOT ARM THEMSELVES AGAINST THIS DELIBERATE ATTEMPT ON THE PART OF A SO-CALLED FRIENDLY NATION TO FOMENT HATRED AGAINST THE JEWS OF ENGLAND.

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