LONDON (Jun. 29)
Wickham Steed, noted journalist, proposes that the United States and all “civilized nations” in Europe return one “Aryan” German to Germany for every Jew that country expels and plunders.
Addressing an all-party meeting at Friends House last night, the former Times editor prefaced his proposal with sharp reproval of prime minister Neville chamberlain and foreign Secretary Lord Halifax for failing either to attend the rally, held under the auspices of the British section of the World Jewish Congress, or to send a message on the “abominable persecution” of the Jews.
“The Jews,” he said, “have outlived oppressors in the past and will outlive their present trials. There is one thing that could be done and that is, for every jew sent away and robbed by Germany, the civilized Nations in Europe, and the United States, should send one ‘Aryan’ German to Germany, deducting from his wealth the proportion needed to help the Jewish destitute. How long will free, civilized men and women go on sitting and watching helplessly the greatest abomination of the twentieth century?”