LONDON (Dec. 19)
“The general question of migration from Germany was discussed unofficially with Dr. Hjalmar Schacht during his recent visit to London,” Foreign Undersecretary Richard A. Butler told the House of Commons today. “It was not intended or expected,” he went on, “that any decision would be reached during. The visit. The external debt of Germany was not mentioned. I am confident that such a visit conduced the promotion of good understanding between the two countries.”
Again stressing the urgency of international cooperation for permanent settlement of refugees, the Times urged the British Government today not to delay assisting official surveys of settlement possibilities. Referring to the Schacht plan for emigration through increased German exports to the countries of immigration, the Times said there was no reason why the proposal, unacceptable as it might be now, should not be taken up by the German Government and Evian governments with the view of establishing a more practical measure of cooperation. “However,” the editorial concluded, “world action cannot await German acquiescence to some practical course.”
An emergency conference of Jewish relief organizations and synagogues decided to proclaim Jan. 29 as a day of public protest, meditation and self-denial for the persecuted German Jews. The meeting called on Jews to contribute the cost of a day’s food for refugees.