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Antisemitism in Bavaria Seen at Its Height

December 3, 1923
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The troubles of the Jews in Germany appear to be ended, there having been no repetition of the anti-Jewish disturbances in Berlin, was the statement made by Lucien Wolf of the Joint Foreign Committee before the meeting yesterday of the Ahglo-Jewish Association.

With regard to Bavaria, Mr. Wolf declared the situation there continues “anxious”, the anti-Semitism having reached a height scarcely equal ed in decades.

However, Bavaria has stopped expulsions of Jews largely because of the efforts of other governments, Mr. Wolf declared. Some of the deportees have been returned and are likely to receive compensation. Mr. Wolf suggested the Joint Foreign Committee should issue an appeal for the relief of German Jews who were suffering from the economic situation more than from the anti-Semitic outbreak. The outbreaks were not exclusively anti-Semitic, he said, being due to the general political and economic conditions.

D’Avigdor Goldsmid presided at the meeting which approved of his election on the Central Committee of the Alliance Israelit. Lord Rothschild was elected Vice-President of the Anglo½Jewish Association. Mr. Goldsmid said the Joint Foreign Committee’s report regarding the situation in Germany had already been published and he appealed to those present not to discuss the reportnor ask for more information than made public. It was not in the interest of German Jewry to give more information, he said.

With regard to the report from Riga that Jews were fleeing from Russia owing to persecutions. Lionel Lowy suggested negotiations with the Soviets were useless, but presents of agricultural machinery to the peasants might appease them. Replying Mr. Wolf said that the report circulated by the Reuter Agency had been contradicted by the London TIMES.

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