The persecution of the Jews in Germany by the Nazis and the efforts made by the American Jewish Committee to aid in the restoration of the human and civil rights of the German Jews were the main subjects of consideration at the twenty-seventh annual meeting of the Committee, held all day Sunday at the Hotel Astor. Officers and delegates from thirteen states attended the session.
Dr. Cyrus Adler, president of the Committee, who presented the report on the year’s activities of the Committee, pointed out that “while the situation of the non-Jewish opponents of the regime in Germany is possible of improvement upon their being reconciled to Nazi principles and measures, the lot of the Jews will remain precarious as long as the existing racial principle prevails. The existing racial principle expressed in the Aryan clauses makes it impossible in effect for the Jews of Germany to live as citizens of the country and to take part freely in the economic, official, professional, or educational life of Germany.”
“It appears,” Dr. Adler declared in his report, “that in spite of all efforts, there has been no change for the better in the status of the