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Jewish Groups in Britain Disturbed over Nazi Meeting in Germany

Jewish organizations and leaders in Britain are disturbed over the public mass meeting held in the British zone of Germany last Sunday by some 6,000 former S.S. men. The Agudas Israel World Organization has already submitted a memorandum to the Foreign Office asking that immediate steps he taken to suppress all neo-Nazi movements.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews, through its foreign affairs committee, is planning to make immediate representations to the Foreign Office. The officers of the Anglo-Jewish Association were reported discussing what action to take. Barnett Janner, leader of the Board of Deputies and an M.P., called the situation a “shocking state of affairs” and promised to do what he could to “deal with the matter.”

A.L. Easterman, political director of the World Jewish Congress, today stated that the public re-emergence of “Hitler’s infamous S.S.” is a clear warning that “Germany is still far from being qualified as a partner in the defense of the democratic world. The S.S. was the greatest murder organization in history,” he pointed out, and its being able to parade in public and “throw mud at the Allies who aided a conquered Germany” is proof that the new Germany has not been able to purge itself of such elements.

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