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Anglo German Groups Suspend Activities in England; Sharp Drop Noted in Fellowship’s Roster

August 15, 1939
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Recent events in Germany have resulted in a sharp membership drop in the Anglo German Fellowship and the suspension of activities of a number of other Anglo German organizations, it was revealed here today.

Convell Evans, secretary of the Fellowship, disclosed that the organization has been without a chairman since the late Lord Mount Temple resigned last November as a protest against the German Government’s treatment of the Jews. He said that 40 members resigned in sympathy with Mount Temple’s action and that the total membership had fallen from 800 to 700.

Mr. Evans said the Fellowship was not holding meetings and would not elect a chairman until circumstances were more favorable. “It must not be supposed,” he declared.” that the Fellowship approves of events in Germany which so disturbed British public opinion.” He assured that the organization would not lend itself to Nazi propaganda.

Other Anglo German organizations that have suspended activities, according to Mr. Evans, include the Youth Organization, the Anglo German Circle, the Anglo German Academic Bureau and the Anglo German Kameradaschft.

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