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B’nai Brith to Open Campaign Against Anti-semitic Peril

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Removal of the Anti-Defamation department of the B’nai Brith from Cincinnati to Chicago, in order to permit a more intensive campaign against anti-Semitic propaganda in this country, was decided here at a central administration board meeting under the chairmanship of Alfred M. Cohen, president of the B’nai Brith. At the same meeting it was also agreed that the B’nai Brith would accept sponsorship of the new Hillel Foundation at Northwestern University, Chicago, and would continue to work for American Jewish unity of leadership in consideration of the problem of the Jews of Germany.

A flood of anti-Jewish propaganda in this country, both oral and printed, makes necessary increased defensive action, Sigmund Livingston, chairman of the Anti-Defamation League, explained. Transfer of the offices of the department to Chicago will permit closer cooperation between Richard E. Gutstadt, director of its special activities, and the League chairman.

It was pointed out at the meeting that the B’nai Brith had taken the lead in attempting to enlist the united forces of the American Jewish Committee and the American Jewish Congress in connection with the German situation, that joint action

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