Von Neurath's opposition to the Anschluss was one of the reasons of his dismissal; A. Forster's role, trip to Italy, Poland; Danzig and German plebiscite; poor press reporting; A. Hitler on the role of Danzig between Poland and Germany; the League of Nations has lost in Danzig; 2000 Jews in Danzig still trust in the League of Nations.
Weakening position of the Danzig High Commissioner; Aryan Law could be pretext to withdraw the High Commissioner.
Foreign Office views on the League of Nations and Danzig; Polish-German discussions on the future of Danzig; C.J. Burckhardt's possible resignation from the post of Danzig High Commissioner.
Press cuttings: "Leader page parade" on S. Lester's career; "Geneva Guardian" on S. Lester as the keeper of the Palace of the Nations; "Danzig mansion" on S. Lester as High Commissioner in Danzig; "New duties for Mr. Lester" on S. Lester as League of Nations' Deputy Secretary-General; "League begins closing down" on J. Avenol as League of Nations' Secretary-General declaring a state of emergency and announcing the staff's dismissal.
On rumours of resignations amongst the League of Nations staff, and arrangements made for staff and families in case of war.
Possible candidates, including Joseph Avenol, to succeed James Eric Drummond, as League of Nations Secretary-General.
About the appointment of a new Secretary-General and possible candidates for the other League of Nations High Direction posts: Giuseppe Motta, J. Avenol, E.J. Phelan, M. Bourquin, Ekstrand and Massey.