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Document · 1933.10.19
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Extract from the "Cork Examiner": S. Lester's reputation, qualities, and success as the permanent representative of the Irish Free State to the League of Nations, made him fit to govern the Free City of Danzig as High Commissioner; chronology of events on Danzig.

Document · 1933.10.26
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Extract from the "London Evening News": S. Lester appointed High Commissioner of Danzig by the League of Nations Council - S. Lester's appointment supported by J. Simon, Britain's Foreign Secretary - The Polish Foreign Minister objected to having any representative of a Great Power in which he included representatives of the British Dominions, as High Commissioner at Danzig - As a result of the French delegate Paul Boncour's intervention, the Polish representatives withdrew their objections to S. Lester's election - Chronology of events on Danzig.

Document · 1933.10.26
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Extract from the "Evening Standard": S. Lester appointed High Commissioner of Danzig by the Council of the League of Nations; Polish representatives withdrew their objections to S. Lester's election; James McDonald, a director of the American Foreign Policy Association, appointed as High Commissioner for the organisation on an international basis of assistance to refugees, Jewish and others, coming from Germany.

Document · 1933.10.26
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Extract from the "Evening Mail" on both S. Lester's appointment as High Commissioner in Danzig and J. McDonald's appointment as High Commissioner for Jewish refugees; Poland's objection to S. Lester's election; J. Simon's support to S. Lester; short biography on S. Lester.

Press Cutting "Danzig"
Document · 1933.10.27
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Extract from the "Dublin Evening Mail": S. Lester's qualities made him fit to govern the Free City of Danzig as High Commissioner, a post that demanded tact and diplomacy; S. Lester's appointment was supported by J. Simon, the British Foreign Secretary.

Document · 1933.10.27
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Extract from the "Irish Times" on S. Lester's appointment as Danzig High Commissioner; explanation of the choice of S. Lester's election; short description of the relationships between Danzig and Poland.