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.
Extract from "Le Matin" on the political crisis between H. Rauschning, President of the Danzig national-socialist Senate and A. Forster, chief of the national-socialist party of the Free City of Danzig: A. Forster's desire to supplant H. Rauschning.
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.
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.
Extract from the "Danziger Morgenzeitung" : struggle for the German cause and for National-Socialism in separated Danzig; action against the Danzig High Commissioner and the League of Nations; no need of another League of Nations High Commissioner; Poland's rights in Danzig.
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.
Extract from the "Yorkshire Post" on Danzig political situation: Nazis in power seeking to convert Danzig into a Nazi outpost, application of an anti-constitutional policy, influence of A. Forster and A. Greiser, suppression of opposition newspapers, but the League of Nations was guarantor of the Constitution, condemnation by the Hague Court of the decrees of the Senate introducing the "Nazi idea of justice", which took no account of law and could inflict punishment according to "sound, popular feeling", no provision for Danzig return to the Reich, Danzig was a Free City under the League of Nations' supervision.
Extract from the "Sunday Times": attacks on the Danzig High Commissioner by the German Press on the grounds of his proposal of setting up a Committee to investigate the Danzig situation further to Opposition Parties' complaints and of his criticism of A. Forster and A. Greiser.
Extract from the "Journal des Nations": Constitution, freedom and National Socialism were the three key words of the Danzig problem.