The American delegation to the Jewish Economic Conference summoned by Lord Alfred Melchett, chairman of the Council on Trades and Industries, to formulate a program for a strong world boycott of products of Nazi Germany, has decided to convene the conference in Amsterdam on July 20. The conference, which was to have opened in London on July 15, was postponed by Lord Melchett until the Fall in order to allow more time for preparations.
The American delegation, which consists of Samuel Untermyer, noted New York attorney; Dr. A. Coralnik, journalist and president of the American League for the Defense of Jewish Rights, and Col. J. George Fredman, past commander of the Jewish War Veterans, has communicated with the boycott groups in the various countries requesting them to send their delegates to Amsterdam.
The delegation emphasized that it had taken the initiative not because it was in opposition to Lord Melchett but because it felt that a preliminary conference at Amsterdam was essential to coordinate the boycott and discuss questions which possibly the delegation will not have an opportunity to raise when Lord Melchett’s conference is convened, since the delegation may not be able to remain in Europe for that length of time.
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