LONDON (Jul. 21)
The British Labor Party may soon launch a mass campaign in connection with the drive to have the Allied Governments exert pressure on the German Government, aimed at checking the atrocities being inflicted upon the Jews of Nazi-occupied Europe, it was learned here today.
The executive committee of the Labor Party is now considering proposals placed before it by a conference of leading British Laborites and representatives of all the European Socialist parties, held last week-end to decide upon joint action by European labor groups in view of the Nazi oppression in Poland and the wholesale extermination of the Polish Jews. One of the chief speakers at this meeting was Samuel Zygelbaum, Socialist deputy in the Polish National Council, and one of the two Jews sitting in that body, who particularly dwelt on the Jewish sufferings at the hands of the Nazis.
In an official statement issued today the conference condemned the “bestial terror inflicted upon the entire population by the Nazi occupation authorities in Poland,” and expressed horror at the German plan to completely exterminate the whole Jewish population of Poland.
The conference was presided over by Camille Huysmans, Belgian Socialist leader, and among the conferees were A. J. Dobbs, vice-chairman of the British Labor Party executive committee; George Dallas, chairman of the Party’s international department; William Gillies, secretary of the international department; James Walker, Laborite M.P.; Miss Mary Southerland, chief of the women’s department of the Labor Party, and John Price, secretary of the political department of the Transport and General Workers Union.