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Chamberlain Queries Pacific Islands on Entry Prospects; Survey Shows Anglo-reich Accord Set Back

Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced in the House of Commons today that inquiries sent to colonial governors regarding possible territories for settlement of refugees included the High Commissioner for Western Pacific islands, which include the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, the New Hebrides and Pitcairn Islands.

Geoffrey Lloyd, Undersecretary in the Home Office, refused a request of Captain W.T. Shaw, Conservative, that the Government publish a white paper showing the conditions and guarantees that must be offered by persons accepting refugee children in England.

An overwhelming majority of Britons believe the Nazi persecution of Jews constitute an obstacle to Anglo-German understanding, according to a survey made public by the British Institute of Public Opinion. Seventy-three per cent of persons polled on the question replied affirmatively, according to the News-Chronicle. Fifteen per cent replied negatively, while the remainder expressed no opinion on the question. The survey revealed there was little violent anti-Semitism in England. The vast majority of comments showed the horrified reaction of the British public to the treatment of Jews in Germany.

Meetings protesting the Nazi pogroms were held over the week-end at Hull, Cambridge, Derbyshire and Trafalgar Square in London. At Hull, Lord Strabolgi urged combined economic pressure against Germany to compel the Berlin Government to allow emigrants to take with them a reasonable amount of their resources. The Trafalgar Square meeting ended with adoption by 2,000 persons of a resolution expressing “profound disgust” at the organized persecutions.

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