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Document · 1936.07.07
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Press cuttings: "Greiser says: Danzig is severed from League" (London News Chronicle), "Hands off Danzig - Poland warns Germany", "Cabinet and the Danzig Crisis - Position regarded as serious", "Danzig Coup fears - Full Support for Irish Commissioner - Safety assured" (incomplete article), "Nazis' Olympic Interlude - Need of Foreign Money postpones Coups" (incomplete article); Press cuttings titles: "Poland's warning to Germany - Berlin hails Greiser as National Hero - Geneva Insult", "No Nazi Coup in Danzig - Poland warns Germany - Will act up to Statute - Geneva Confident", "Poland warns Germany - No Danzig Change by Force".

Document · 1936.11.04-1936.12.07
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Extracts from different newspapers such as the "Danziger Neueste Nachrichten", the "Vorposten", the "Gazeta Gdanska", "Kurjer Poranny", "Polska Zbrojna" and "Naprzod", "Kurjer Warszawski", etc. on Strautmann's speech on the action against the League of Nations High Commissioner and the suppression of the Opposition Parties; attacks on Polish nationals in Danzig; attacks at Schöneberg; Gauleiter of Pomerania's and Reichsleiter Grimm's speeches; Poland and Danzig; A. Greiser that had left Danzig, etc.

Document · 1936.07
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Period of crisis and great insecurity in the world; League of Nations' strengthened or weakened position; situation in Danzig with the implementation of the new Government policy of cooperation with the League of Nations; public attacks on the League of Nations and the High Commissioner ceased; fear that the Rhineland coup be repeated in Danzig; A. Greiser's view on Danzig was that it would remain a Free City, but it needed a "Deutsche Front"; war fear; Jews' situation in Poland; K. Papée on the Locarno Pact; the Danzig flag only and not the Swastika might appear on public buildings; question of the renewal of S. Lester's mandate as Danzig High Commissioner.

Document · 1935.03.22
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Catholic Bishop O'Rourke denounced pagan tendencies, Marxism and Bolshevism in politics; A. Forster's speech: people giving information to the High Commissioner were "traitors and separatists"; A. Greiser's remarks: National Socialism accepted by whole German people except some anti-German elements in Danzig protected by an out-of-date Constitution.

Document · 1935
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Most of the Danzig questions were subject of discussion between the Danzig Senate and S. Lester, therefore S. Lester had to refer some Danzig matters to the League of Nations Council as the authority charged with the protection of the Constitution, League of Nations Council's recommendations to bring back Danzig life into accord with the Constitution and to bring a change in the Government's policy, many declarations of open hostility to the Danzig constitutional principles, Danzig was not a National Socialist State; Danzig elections principal object was to seek to amend the Constitution, but more than 40% of the voters expressed their opposition to the National Socialist policy and their confidence in the League of Nations through the numerous petitions they addressed to the High Commissioner to protect their rights, cooperation between the Senate and the High Commissioner necessary to avoid to call upon the Council; S. Lester's appeal to A. Greiser and his colleagues of the Senate: having failed to get the necessary mandate to propose changes in the Constitution, they had to put an end to systematic actions against its principles.

Document · 1936.09.12
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No diary notes for two months, because of the fear of spying work and the danger of having secret records of certain things; recapitulation of the events and situation since 4 July, such as the secret Council meeting, S. Lester's personal safety, the League of Nations guarantees, Polish Government's position, Berlin policy of boycotting the High Commissioner and the League of Nations, decrees against the Constitution, High Commissioner's position, "Leipzig" cruiser incident, dirtiness of the German policy, A. Greiser represented by cartoonists as a typical Nazi diplomat, Committee of Three, Spanish tragedy, J. Avenol's and F. Walters' comments on S. Lester's draft report.