Geneva (Aug. 29)
The Jewish minorities are represented at the Congress of Minority Nationalities which was opened here to-day by Dr. Mayer Ebner, who addressed the Congress on behalf of the Jewish minority of Roumania, and by Dr. Emil Margulies, of the Jewish Party of Czecho-Slovakia.
The President of the Congress referred in the course of his opening address to the absence of Mr. Leo Motzkin, the head of the Committee of Jewish Delegations and a member of the Presidium of the Congress, and expressed his regret that Mr. Motzkin was unable to be with them on account of oill-health.
Telegrams of greeting were received by the Congress from Deputy Isaac Gruenbaum, on behalf of the Jewish minority in Poland, and from Rabbi Deputy Nurok, on behalf of the Jewish minority in Latvia.
The Congress is attended by representatives of 35 nationalities. A great deal of satisfaction is being expressed at the presence of a big Catalonian delegation, headed by Professor d’Olwer, who is a member of the new Spanish Republican Government, as showing the solidarity of the now emancipated Catalonian nationality, with the other minorities who are still struggling for recognition.
One of the chief questions before the Congress will be the consideration of the working of the cultural autonomy which has been applied for the last six years to the minorities in Esthonia, including the Jewish minority.