Congress of National Minorities Closes Its Deliberations in Geneva

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Congress of National Minorities in European countries, which was in session here for three days, concluded its deliberations yesterday.

The series of resolutions aiming at bringing about a betterment of the situation of the national minorities and regulating the relations between the minorities and the states were unanimously adopted.

The resolutions laid particular emphasis on the demand of the national minorities to exercise full freedom of their press and contains suggestions of improvement in the procedure of the League of Nations in providing protection for the minorities.

The resolutions were based on the recommendations contained in the report of Dr. I. Wilfan, president of the Congress. Dr. Wilfan is one of the outstanding leaders of the national minorities movement in Europe, He is a member of the Italian parliament where he represents the Slovanian minority.

At the last session of the Congress an incident occurred as a result of which the representatives of the minorities in Germany took offense and left the hall.

Dr. Leo Motzkin, speaking in behalf of the Jewish delegates, made a statement expressing his regret at the incident. The Jewish group is willing to continue its cooperation with the national minorities in Europe, he stated.

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