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League Set for Action on Danzig

May 16, 1935
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The coming session of the Council of the League of Nations will take up for consideration a petition submitted by the Jews of Danzig emphasizing the anti-Jewish discrimination practiced by the administration of the Free City, in violation of the provisions of the League of Nations with regard to national minorities, it was officially announced here today.

The petition brings out a number of facts showing that the Jews in Danzig are practically deprived of their rights under the present Nazi-controlled administration. It also charges that the anti-Jewish boycott is conducted with the support of the administration.


The Danziger Vorposten, the Nazi organ in Danzig, today published an article bitterly attacking the Jews for submitting their complaint to the League of Nations. The paper insinuates that this action was inspired by “internationalal Jewry.”

It is believed here that the Polish representatives in Geneva will be especialy interested in securing a favorable hearing for the Jewish petition at the session of the League of Nations Council, since a large number of Jewish residents in Danzig who are Polish citizens are affected by the present discriminations practiced by the Nazis in Danzig against the Jews.

Sean Lester, the High Commissioner of Danzig appointed by the League of Nations, has also submitted a detailed report to the Council of the League of Nations on Jewish mistreatment by the administration of the Free City.

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