Anti-semitism Increasing in British Zone, Conference of Liberated Jews Hears

Anti-Semitism is on the increase in the British ruled section of Germany, Zev Lauser, member of the Committee of Liberated ## of the British zone, today reported to the organization’s second annual conference ##ting in this resort town. Lauser, who is also editor of the Committee’s newspaper, ## Voice,” called on the British and German authorities to help combat the spread ##racism.Joseph Rosensaft, president of the Committee, told the conference he ##gretted that its second annual meeting was being held on accursed German soil,” ## he said “we will do all in our power to make certain that our next meeting is held ## Palestine.” Thanking the Jewish communities abroad for their generous financial support, Rosensaft stated that stronger action in their behalf would have to be forthcoming in the political sphere.Vice-Chairman Norbert Wolheim, former president of the Jewish Communities ## the British zone, praised the recent fusion of his group with the Central Committee. Wolheim recalled that fifteen years ago high-ranking Nazis met in Bad Harzberg ##th the heads of rightist parties to form the so-called “Harzberger Front” which ##lped Hitler take control of Germany. He asked the conference to make certain that ## newly-formed “Jewish Front” remain firm.

A resolution adopted unanimously by the delegates appealed to former German Jews now living abroad to cease giving affidavits to British officials stating that ##rtain accused Nazis had good records in the past. It was pointed out that these ##fidavits were often abused and helped to clear many active Nazis.Meanwhile, the British authorities are continuing to boycott the parley, ##en to the extent of refusing to lend the delegates a British flag to hang from ## rostrum. It was learned that Brig. A.G. Todd, deputy chief of the British Control Council, has invited International Refugee Organization officials and representatives of the voluntary relief agencies to meet with him. It is not known whether he will explain the British attitude toward the parley. However, the relief agency officials will raise the question.