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Janner Bids Britain Ratify Genocide Pact to Halt Nazi Activities

The House of Commons was told today that money “extracted from unhappy victims–the six million who died, murdered and brutally tortured–is being utilized by Nazis all over the world in order to carry out fresh anti-Semitic activities.”

Sir Barnett Janner, Labor M. P. and Anglo-Jewish leader, in an impassioned demand for British action to ratify the United Nations Convention on Genocide, told the Government that this action was necessary to check the activities of Nazis and neo-Nazis today.

“Do you realize that time is extremely important in this matter?” he asked, addressing the Government benches. “Twelve years have passed since the convention was accepted and, so far as we are concerned, we have made no move at all. Will you not do something about it?”

Minister of State J. B. Godber replied that the Government was not yet ready to announce its position on the Genocide Convention and remarked that he did not think adherence to the convention would alter the situation Sir Barnett had described to the House. The latter said he would seek a debate on the subject.

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