LONDON (Dec. 15)
Lord Mancroft, the Jewish financier forced under Arab pressure to resign from the board of the Norwich Union Insurance Companies, then offered his job again, which he refused to accept, today donated to his synagogue in Norwich an estimated 20,000 pounds sterling ($56,000) which the firm gave him as compensation.
Meanwhile, two non-Jewish members of Norwich’s London advisory board–Sir Charles Mott-Radclyffe and Sir Hugh Knatchbull-Hugessen–resigned from that board in protest of the manner in which the company had handled the Mancroft affair. Both said they had not been consulted about the Mancroft “resignation,” deploring the subsequent events.
Sir Hugh also asserted that anti-Semitism was a factor in the Mancroft affair, declaring: “I know for a fact that this claim about there being no anti-Semitism involved is rubbish. The fact is that, wherever you have a Jew involved in a company, they affect you. People can twist it any way they like, but there it is.”