The Chargé in Germany ( Gilbert ) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 1—12:03 p.m.]
83. 1. The Czechoslovak Government has informed Germany in a note which has been made public that it will permit the activities of the National Socialist Foreign Organization among Germans in Czechoslovakia.
2. The Czechoslovak Minister informs me that in the course of recent discussions here with German officials the question arose as to what would be Czechoslovakia’s future attitude toward the Jewish question. Czechoslovakia took the position that it could not resort to anti-Semitic action owing to the grave effects that foreign boycotts would have on its difficult trade position. This standpoint was accepted by the German Government.