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“oliver Twist” Issue Taken Up in British Parliament; Ban on Film Demanded

Assurances that “we are watching the position carefully” were given in Parliament today by Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Hector McNeil to Barnett Janner, M.P., who raised the question of the exhibition of “Oliver Twist” in Berlin and urged the British authorities to halt the film’s showing.

Janner pointed out that distribution of the British movie in Berlin would “hurt the feelings of those suffered so badly” and added that Berlin is “where the people are most likely to be offended after Hitler’s monstrous anti-Semitic regime.” McNeil replied by stating that exhibition of the film in Germany was a “German commercial undertaking” and that the demonstrators “were a German and not a British responsibility.”