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Simon Petition is Forwarded to League Tribunal

January 17, 1934
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A closed session of the Council of the League of Nations today resolved to forward the petition submitted by Gustave Simon, a Jewish lawyer of Breslau, to the League Mixed Commission Tribunal at Kattowice, Upper Silesia, for examination.

The petition submitted to the League Council by Herr Simon, one of a number, declared that the Nazi government of Upper Silesia had by means of a false accusation deprived him of a livelihood as a lawyer in Breslan and in Upper Silesia Herr Simon was accused by the Nazis of being a Communist.

The Mixed Upper Silesian Commission at Kattowice has before it for consideration three petitions accusing the German government of having broken all its promises to the League made after the League had upheld the famous petition submitted by Franz Bernheim, Upper Silesian Jewish citizen. Germany is accused of having persisted in its systematic exclusion of Upper Silesian Jews from all means of livelihood.

Originally it was assumed that the Upper Silesian petitions would come up for discussion and consideration at the League Council meeting, but in referring the petitions to the Mixed Commission, the Council has side-stepped the possibility of further antagonizing the German government, at the same time assuring the petitions a hearing.

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