Excerpt from the "Scotsman" regarding the positions of A. Greiser, A. Forster and S. Lester in Danzig; comments on the Nazi suppression of opposition parties in Danzig and S. Lester's protest to the League of Nations Council.
S. Lester's report to the League of Nations Council further to the incident of the German cruiser; A. Forster's article demanding a revision of the League of Nations' relations with the Free City; German cruiser incident placed on the Agenda of the League of Nations Council; S. Lester at Geneva to participate in the Council's meeting; difficult relationships between Danzig and the League of Nations after President A. Greiser's speech; talks with K. Papée, Count Lubienski, Chef de Cabinet of Colonel Beck and J. Beck; S. Lester's view and Polish responsibilities.
In consequence of the Danzig Government's defiance and obstruction rendering the operation of the League of Nations mandate impossible, and of S. Lester's new appointment, the League of Nations Council decided to lay upon the Polish Government the main responsibility in Danzig; A. Forster's speech attacking S. Lester; Danzig celebrations following the announcement of S. Lester's departure received a chill when the Council resolution was known; A. Greiser's speech stating that Danzig had obtained its full sovereignty; campaign against Opposition.
Extract from "Le Figaro": A. Forster's speech attacking S. Lester's action as Danzig High Commissioner; huge demonstrations in Poland against the new decrees issued by the Danzig Nazi Government; talks between Polish representatives (the president Moscicki, the general Rydz-Smigly and the Foreign Minister J. Beck) on the situation in Danzig; Geneva awaiting S. Lester's report on Danzig; Italian neutrality regarding Danzig.
Extract from the "Daily Telegraph": S. Lester's departure from Danzig caused consternation among the opponents of the Nazi regime, and satisfaction among the Nazis, who regarded S. Lester as an obstacle to the establishment of a totalitarian State in Danzig, it was mainly a victory for A. Forster.
Von Radovitz, German Consul General, re von Neurath position on League/Danzig crisis; von Neurath's invitation; meeting with von Neurath in Berlin, concerning the actions of Gauleiter (Regional Leader) Forster; Bewley; visit to Geneva: attendance of Council, meeting with Anthony Eden, Francis Paul Walters from United Kingdom (League of Nations Political Section) on Sean Lester's reappointment.
Violent incidents in Danzig discussed with A. Greiser, President of the Danzig Senate; Note on S. Lester's report to the League of Nations on Danzig; Countess Finkenstein, big German land-owner in the East, on A. Forster's regarded as a disaster for Danzig and his possible removal; League of Nations' authority to be saved; Countess Finkenstein's talks with B. Mussolini and A. Hitler; talks about Italo-German rapprochment.
Nazi demonstrations; Sean Lester might have to bring Danzig to the Special (Sanctions) sitting of the Council; possible "démarches" in Council, with Poland; difficulties between A. Greiser, President of the Danzig Senate, and A. Forster; Sean Lester's step with the German Government; Sean Lester took preventive measure possible to keep the situation from developing into a crisis requiring international action.
Message by Colonel Strutt wishing prosperity to Danzig, Colonel Strutt was apparently in 1920 the commanding officer of the Allied Forces in Danzig, Strutt's message was published by the "Vorposten", national-socialist newspaper, organ of Gauleiter A. Forster; rumours on A. Forster's and A. Greiser's relationships; display on public buildings of Party flags and emblems: enclosed is a Letter of 18 November 1935 from S. Lester to A. Greiser on Nazi Flags.