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A.f.l. Hits “revolting Evils” of Nazi Persecution

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The American Federation of Labor’s denunciation of the “revolting evils” of persecution in Germany was reaffirmed today in the report of the executive council submitted to the 60th annual convention.

“The boycott of German products previously declared by the American Federation of Labor represents our conviction that policies of racial persecution, personal cruelty, reversion to absolutism on the part of the Nazi Government represent a philosophy and a course of action with which we can have nothing in common and any commercial relationship with that government would involve compromise for which there is no justification,” the report said.

“Although the existing blockade prevents our actively practicing a boycott of German goods and German services, under Nazi influence and control, we still wish to register our horror and disapproval as unchanged and to express hope that the revolting evils which we refuse to condone shall be abolished as a basis for restoration of normal relations with other nations.”

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