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.
Extracts from the "Hamburgischer Correspondent" headed "Empfang Lesters in Danzig"; "Der Westen" (Berlin) entitled "Der neue Völkerbundskommissar in Danzig"; "Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung" (Berlin) entitled "Dienstantritt Lesters in Danzig"; and "Forster Tageblatt" (Forst) entitled "Der neue Völkerbundskommissar" on S. Lester welcomed at Danzig and his new duties .
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.
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 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.
Invitation to National Socialist demonstration: S. Lester refused the invitation, the Italian Consul di Lieto and the German Consul were the only ones to attend the demonstration; complaint from an American citizen attacked by SA men in Danzig; activities of the teachers organization; talk between K. Papée and A. Forster on Polish press; A. Forster regarded as a revisionist by the Polish opinion; A. Forster's official newspaper heading "Zurück zum Reich"; Government's proclamation on the Volkstag elections; A. Forster's elections appeal; National Socialist opening of elections campaign; German denunciation of the Treaty of Versailles military clauses; Zentrum Party meetings.
Extract from the "Daily Express": S. Lester's annual report on Danzig, Nazi decree laws in Danzig, S. Lester on A. Forster; photograph of S. Lester.
Extract from the "Manchester Guardian" on the difficult situation in Danzig: Nazi Government of Danzig in revolt against the League of Nations' decisions; Danzig Constitution violated by several laws and decrees issued by the Nazi Government; S. Lester's report on a petition requesting the general elections of 7 April 1935 be invalidated, on the suppression of opposition newspapers and on A. Forster's role as real ruler of Danzig.