Australian Jews Hold Protest Meeting Against Plan to Admit Large Numbers of Germans
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Australian Jews Hold Protest Meeting Against Plan to Admit Large Numbers of Germans

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Three thousand persons last night attended a meeting in Town Hall here called by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry to protest the government’s plan to admit large numbers of Germans as immigrants to the Commonwealth.

A total of 11 speakers, most of them non-Jewish, including a representative of the League of Ex-Servicemen, denounced the plan. “The mass migration of Germans to Australia is a build-up of an enemy within and a threat to our security,” the meeting was told. Herbert Evatt, former Foreign Minister, wired his support of “efforts to safeguard Australian democracy against the introduction of dangerous Nazi elements into the population” to the meeting.

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