Excerpt from the book with various references to S. Lester.
Press interview: further to an article published by the "Krakauer Illustrierte Kurier" of 24 January 1934, under the title "Mr. Forster must disappear from Danzig", the Danzig reporter of the "Deutsche Zeitung" asked President H. Rauschning to answer the three following questions: 1. Danzig's policy of peace 2. Measures concerning formation of prices 3. State and Party.
The Irish Journalist wanted to inform S. Lester of the publication of this article on "Danzig", which seemed to him to be an attack on S. Lester, the article explained that in 1922 S. Lester was on the side of rebellion against the established Constitution in Ireland and that when he was appointed League of Nations official, he upheld the Danzig Constitution dictated by the Powers, the article also insisted on the fact that Danzig was a powder-magazine of Europe, and that the laws introduced by the Nazis of Danzig conflicted with the League of Nations' Constitution of Danzig.
File contains mainly financial documents and correspondence relating to refugee evacuation operations, a list of Armenian refugees needing financial assistance and a LON document (C.61.M.23.1923) "Russian Refugees - Report by Dr. Hansen" dated 24 January 1923.
File mainly contains certificates, visa requests and other travel dcouments.
Extract from: "A History of the League of Nations" by F.P. Walters, published in 1952, regarding the Stresa consultation, Poland's opposition to a Four-Power Pact, the policy of Pilsudski, Poland's desire to be among the Great Powers, the Polish-German Agreement of January 1934, Poland and the Minorities Treaty, the Nazi tyranny in Danzig, the Council and the Danzig Constitution.
Judge Antonio Cassese, President, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, is a guest on World Chronicle, a current affairs television programme produced by the Department of Public Information.E. Schneider (author)