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Anti-semitic Propaganda in Britain Reaching Pre-war Level; Another M.p. Gets Threat

May 19, 1947
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Fascist anti-Semitic street-corner propaganda in gland has increased to the point where it is as menacing as it was during the ##rs between 1933 and 1939 when pro-Nazi activities were at their height, the Board Deputies of British Jews was told today in a report by its defense committee.

The report called for an all-out campaign to arouse the entire nation against rising fascist danger. It criticized, however, the Hyde Park meetings of the ## Group,” which is a recently organized Jewish self-defense unit, and the “Jewish ##ion” pro-Zionist veterans group, asserting that the contradictory propaganda of ## two organizations has sowed confusion in the public mind and damaged Jewish interests.

It was revealed at the meeting that the Swedish charge d’affaires in London ## notified the Board that his government is taking steps to halt the export of anti-Semitic propaganda, some of which was recently received in this country. The ##edish press has been demanding government action.

Tom Driberg, liberal Labor M.P., reveals today in Reynolds News that he has also received a threatening letter signed K.K.K., similar to the one sent last week ## Barbara Ayrton Gould, another Labor parliamentarian. Driberg writes that the batter, which threatened him with bodily injury, is the work of “potentially danger## fascists.”

Meanwhile, the Jewish Legion revealed that it received a number of anti-Semit## statements from several English ministers when it circularized a copy of a statement by Mordechai Alkoshi, executed Palestinian extremist, among members of the English clergy. One clergyman is reported to have expressed his “loathing and contempt ## the scurrilous, lying sub-human branch of mankind known as the Jews.” Another ##rned the Jews that they would have nobody to blame but themselves when pogroms start ## Piccadilly Circus. A third attacked the honesty and siucarity of the Legion in ##nding out the statement, which was made by Alkoshi in court following his condemnation.

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