U.S. Jewry, United, in Appeal for Visas for Jews in Germany

A joint council, composed of representatives of the three national organizations which have spoken for the body of American Jewry in connection with the persecution of the Jews in Germany, was functioning yesterday as a result of an agreement reached by the American Jewish Committee, the B’nai Brith and the American Jewish Congress.

In a statement announcing the organization of the joint council, issued by Dr. Cyrus Adler, president of the American Jewish Committee; Bernard S. Deutsch, president of the American Jewish Congress, and Senator Alfred M. Cohen, president of the B’nai Brith, the hope was expressed that, through their representatives on the council, the three organizations might not only reach an agreement regarding the Jewish situation in Germany but that united action might be taken.

“At this time, when the very existence of the Jews of Germany is being destroyed, it is hoped that the Council will give adequate and effective leadership in maintaining the principles of religious liberty, civil rights and economic equality now gravely threatened by the Nazi menace to civilization,” the statement declared. “It is also expected that the united front which has been created by these three organizations dealing with the tragic status of the Jewish people in Germany will move a united American Jewry to give

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