• Reference
      GB 133 GDN/145/38/135-GDN/145/39/108
  • Dates of Creation
      14 Dec 1938-28 Dec 1939
  • Physical Description
      109 pieces

Scope and Content

The file contains correspondence concerning negotiations to increase the number of Jewish refugees allowed into Palestine, the defence of Jewish settlements, and negotiations between the Jewish delegation and the British government at the Palestine Conferences. The rest of the file is largely concerned with the diplomatic tensions leading to the Second World War. This includes extensive hand-written notes by Crozier on events such as the White Paper of 1939, a potential Anglo-Polish alliance, pogroms in Poland and Hungary, and extensive negotiations between Britain and Russia. There are also reports from Chaim Weizmann on his visit to France, Italy, and Switzerland after the outbreak of war and notes from the Manchester Guardian reporters Robert Dell and Frederick Voigt.