Bernard S. Deutsch, president of the American Jewish Congress, stated Wednesday night in an address at the Brooklyn Jewish Center that leaders of his organization will shortly sail for Europe to take up with representatives of Jewish communities there the question of establishing a World Jewish Congress. Reports received from abroad, he declared, indicated that sentiment in favor of the World Congress was apparent among groups previously dissenting. Before this summer is past, Mr. Deutsch stated, machinery for the election of delegates to the Congress will be set up in the United States.
Mr. Deutsch challenged the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and other groups which have passed revolutions in recent weeks expressing a desire for united action on behalf of the Jews in Germany to prove the sincerity of their stand by participating in preparations for a World Jewish Congress.
All the arguments against the World Congress, he asserted, have been vitiated by what has transpired in Germany. No Jewish community in the world, he said, is safe at present in the face of the international network which the Nazis have set up. Every German boat, Mr. Deutsch declared, brings to the United States new anti-Semitic propaganda, and it is time the Jews of the world united to do something to oppose the Nazis.