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Charge of Treason Voiced in Commons

Charges that an “anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi” body here was engaged in treasorable activities were voiced in the House of Commons by Sir John Anderson, Secretary of State for Home Security.

“We have all had some evidence,” Sir John said, “of the power and effect of Nazi propaganda, and there are, in this country, propagandists for the Nazi cause. A certain body, well-known to be anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi, has given instructions to its members that each member is to turn himself into a rumor monger as a channel for verbal propagand against the evacuation schemo.

“It was suggested that if this propaganda could be put about, evacuated people would go back to London and an important measure taken in the interests of the civil population would be defeated. Finally it was stated in these instructions that once this had happened a surprise attack might bring the Jews to their knees.”

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