BRITISH NON-SECTARIAN ANTI-NAZI COUNCIL TO CHAMPION HUMAN RIGHTS
This collection contains a souvenir brochure for a Mass Protest Demonstration at Hyde Park, Westminster METB with an eye-catching swastika motif (symbol with clockwise arms, officially adopted in 1935 as the emblem of Nazi Germany) incorporating Adolf Hitler as the enemy of Jewish, Catholic and Protestant religion and Liberty
Listed by Richard Wiltshire 10 May 2004
The record is arranged under Printed Material LMA/4457/01
British Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi Council to Champion Human Rights
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Administrative / biographical background:
The Council organised major demonstrations and distributed handbills protesting against Nazi persecution in Germany, particularly of Jewish people. In 1935 the Council's major resolution was to promote an economic boycott on German business 'until complete civil and religious liberty have been restored in Germany'.
According to The Times, Monday, Oct 28, 1935, page 16, the demonstration in Hyde Park in October 1935 attracted over 20,000 people. The event had 6 platforms at Speaker's Corner with a number of key political and religious speakers including Eleanor Florence Rathbone, campaigning suffragette and politician.
The Council was based at 100c Queen Victoria Street, City of London
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