Felix M. Warburg Monday told the annual convocation of the Graduate School for Jewish Social Work at 71 West 47th Street that more than the banker or the college professor, social workers are equipped to handle problems brought about by the national recovery drive.
Discussing the complications involved in the government’s program for economic recovery, Mr. Warburg mentioned as among the difficulties resulting, the considerable number of Negroes deprived of employment.
The organization of the University in Exile, which opened Oct. 1, was described by Dr. Alvin Johnson, head of the New School for Social Research. Other speakers were Dr. Solomon Lowenstein, executive director of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies and Dr. Maurice J. Karpf, director of the school.
Dr. Lowenstein outlined the many changes taking place in social work throughout the country and pointed out the need for active participation of Jewish social workers in public social work enterprises.
Dr. Karpf gave his observations on the meetings of the Zionist Congress and the Jewish Agency in Prague and described the situation in Germany as he observed it during a visit to Germany on his return from Prague. He stressed the importance of constructive leadership in Europe and America, stating that in his judgment the only solution of the present problem facing the Jews in Germany lies in a heightened consciousness of the unity of the Jewish people throughout the world.