LONDON (Nov. 19)
Neville Laski today announced his resignation as president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, a post which he has held since January, 1933.
Mr. Laski told today’s meeting of the Board that he was resigning for professional reasons. He is a prominent attorney, holding the rank of King’s Counsellor. The resignation will take effect at the next meeting of the Board, scheduled for two weeks hence.
Mr. Laski’s stewardship of the Board, which is British Jewry’s central represent active body, coincided with the most critical period in the history of modern Jewry. He took office in the same month and year that Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany and the drive against the Reich’s half million Jews was launched.