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Chamberlain Asked to Seek Release of Reich Prisoners

Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was petitioned today to ask Chancellor Adolf Hitler for the release of political and religious prisoners now being detained in nazi concentration camps as a gesture “towards general appeasement in Europe.”

The letter to the Prime Minister was signed among others by the Bishops of Chichester Durham and London, and the veteran Laborite, George Lansbury. The letter said: “We urge the importance of representations of his majesty’s government to the german chancellor in favor of general amnesty for political prisoners and leaders of jewish, catholic and other religious movements now held in detention.”