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.
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.
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.
Extract from the "Daily Herald": in this article, Elizabeth Wiskemann compared the Free City of Danzig to a concentration camp; since 1933 the Government of Danzig was Nazi; a close collaboration existed between A. Greiser President of the Danzig Senate and A. Forster leader of the Nazi Party; Nazis used violence, terrorism, and corruption; judges were obliged to give pro-Nazi verdicts; the task of the League of Nations High Commissioner at Danzig was difficult since he had duties but no power; two press photographs and a small map.
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.