Britain Urged to Consider Anti-jewish Propaganda in Talks with Reich

THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT WAS URGED TODAY TO KEEP NAZI ANTI-SEMITIC PROPAGANDA IN MIND WHEN CONDUCTING NEGOTIATIONS WITH GERMANY, IN AN ADDRESS BY LEONARD G. MONTEFIORE, CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT FOREIGN COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF DEPUTIES OF BRITISH JEWS AND THE ANGLO-JEWISH ASSOCIATION.

MR. MONTEFIORE DISCUSSED BEFORE A MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DEPUTIES THE INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS OF NAZI ANTI-JEWISH PROPAGANDA IN CONNECTION WITH THE VISIT TO BERLIN OF VISCOUNT HALIFAX, LORD PRESIDENT OF THE BRITISH CABINET COUNCIL.

REFERRING TO LORD HALIFAX’S VISIT TO AN EXHIBITION OF SPORTS TROPHIES IN GERMANY, MR. MONTEFIORE SAID THERE WAS ANOTHER EXHIBITION IN GERMANY WHERE HE WOULD HAVE FOUND JEWS OF ALL COUNTRIES HELD UP TO RIDICULE. THE ALLUSION WAS TO THE NAZI ” ETERNAL JEW” EXHIBITION IN MUNICH.

” IF LORD HALIFAX VISITED THAT EXHIBITION,” THE JEWISH LEADER SAID, “HE WOULD FIND DESCRIPTIONS DESIGNED TO HOLD UP TO RIDICULE AND HATRED THE JEWS IN WHATEVER COUNTRY THEY MAY BE. I SPEAK WITH SOME FEELING AS THERE ARE SOME OF MY OWN RELATIVES AMONG THEM.”

“I URGE THAT IN ANY GENERAL DISCUSSION OF ANGLO-GERMAN RELATIONS THAT MAY TAKE PLACE IN THE NEAR FUTURE THESE THINGS BE BORNE IN MIND,” MR. MONTEFIORE CONTINUED. “PILLORYING INSULTS HEAPED ON CITIZENS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES CANNOT IN ANY SENSE BE REGARDED AS A MATTER OF INTERNAL POLICY.”

HE ALSO HELD THAT THE COLLAPSE OF THE NAZI REGIME AS THE RESULT OF A MILITARY DEFEAT WOULD NOT NECESSARILY BRING TOLERANCE FOR THE JEWS, BUT RATHER THE PROBABILITY OF INCREASED PERSECUTION OF JEWS.

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