Pennsylvania Governor Protests Nazi Persecutions
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Pennsylvania Governor Protests Nazi Persecutions

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“German governmental policy of increased oppression of Protestant, Jewish, Catholic and other great segments of the population of Germany is a backward step in the civilization of a great people,” declared Governor George H. Earle in an address before a mass-meeting at the Brith Achim auditorium last night called to report on German boycott work.

Governor Earle decried suppression of liberties in Germany and declared that “the German citizens will tolerate Hitler only so long as the truth is denied them by censorship.”

Richard J. Beamish, Pennsylvania chairman of the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League, urged intensification of the German boycott. William B. Leaf, chairman of the Joint Conference of Anti-Nazi Organizations, and Martin O. Levy, grand secretary of the Order Brith Sholom, reported on boycott work.

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