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Jewish Congress Urges League to Check Danzig Nazi Aims

April 9, 1937
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The World Jewish Congress executive committee today intervened with the league of Nations Secretariat regarding reports that the Nazi-controlled Danzig Senate was planning to introduce Nazi racial legislation in violation of the Free City’s constitution.

The Executive also sent memoranda to the League’s committee of Three of Danzig, comprising the Foreign Ministers of Great Britain, France and Sweden, and likewise to Polish Foreign Minister Josef Beck.

In addition, the Executive telegraphed an appeal to the League’s High Commissioner for Danzig, Dr. Karl Burchgardt, against the proposed law. The memorandum expresses the view that the league should not permit the introduction of racial legislation modeled on the German Nuremberg laws in territory subject to the League’s control.

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