LONDON (May. 6)
The British Government was urged today by a number of organizations in several cities to check the recent increase in anti-Jewish agitation in the country by taking action against individuals and organizations engaged in disseminating anti-Semitic and fascist propaganda.
Pointing out that Jews in the British armed forces constitute 13 percent of the total Jewish population, while non-Jewish soldiers constitute only 10 percent of the non-Jewish population, the General Assembly of the Unitarian Free Churches at a session in Manchester today adopted a resolution condemning the anti-Jewish propaganda in England. The resolution called upon the government to punish persons guilty of making malicious and false statements against the Jews.
A similar resolution was passed at a meeting of the National Council for Civil Liberties in Edinburgh. The meeting demanded that the Home Secretary take immediate steps against all those conducting anti-Semitic and fascist propaganda. Rev. R. Clephane Macanna of the Church of Scotland was one of the principal speakers at the gathering.
The General Assembly of the Unitarian Free Church also adopted a resolution urging the British Government to consider the question of giving temporary asylum in North Africa to Jews escaping from Nazi Europe.