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Document · 1934.01.24
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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 .

Document · 1936.01.23
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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.

Document · 1934.01.25
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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.

Document · 1936.01.19
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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.

Document · 1936.01.21
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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.

Document · 1934.02.28
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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.