HC Deb 12 August 1919 vol 119 c1127W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that Mr. Henry Morgenthau, head of the American Commission now in Poland, has declared that it is not his intention to investigate the pogroms and other outrages against the Jews in that country but merely to inquire into the general Jewish conditions; and whether he will therefore arrange that the British Commission which is to proceed to Poland shall act independently in its task of investigating the anti-Jewish outrages?


In answer to the first part of the question asked by the Noble Lord a dispatch has been received from His Majesty's Minister at Warsaw stating that the inquiries instituted by M. Morgenthau's Commission will not only embrace the charges of actual ill-treatment of the Jews in Poland, but also their economic situation which is closely connected with the general economic condition of the country. The answer to the last part of the question is that the British Mission will act independently of M. Morgenthau's mission in investigating the position of Jews in Poland.