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London Educator Hits Anti-semitism As “blackest Treachery”

April 30, 1937
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Oliver Stanley, president of the Board of Education, denounced anti-Semitism last night as “the blackest treachery” to the soldiers who fought in the war for “the tradition of freedom in this country.”

Addressing a Jewish Religious Education Board dinner at the Savoy Hotel, Mr. Stanley said:

“During the war we did not ask the question, Christian or Jew. None said you must not die for us because you are a Jew. Are we during days of peace to say because you are Jews you cannot live with us? It would be the blackest treachery to the Christians and Jews who fell in Flanders and in Palestine fighting together. They fought for the tradition of freedom in this country. It is a freedom all-embracing and knows no distinction of party, birth or creed.”

Other speakers included Dr. Nathan S. Lucas, president of the Jewish board, and Chief Rabbi J.H. Hertz.

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