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1,000 to Attend Chicago Parley in Nazi Fight

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Local, civic, religious, youth and fraternal groups are holding enthusiastic meetings and pushing preparations for their participation in the Mid-Western conference being held under the auspices of the Chicago Committee for Defense of Human Rights Against Nazism on Sunday, April 8, at the Standard Club.

Reservations coming in from all over the Middle West and Chicago indicate that approximately 1,000 delegates will attend.

Presidents of orthodox synagogues here together with Congregational delegates met Sunday, March 18, at the Sherman Hotel and drew up final plans for participation in the conference. More than 200 persons attended this meeting and it was decided to have complete representation of this religious group present at all sessions on April 8.

Rabbi A. L. Lassen, president, called a special meeting of the Chicago Rabbinical Assembly on Tuesday morning, March 20, at the Covenant Club. The spiritual heads of Chicago’s reform and conservative congregations agreed that their separate groups and the Assembly will be fully represented at the Mid-Western Conference.

Gustave Golding, president of the Federation of Chicago Congregations, presided at a special meeting of his organization Wednesday noon, March 21, at the Standard Club. Here again, it was unanimously agreed that a complete and active part will be taken by their group and affiliated groups at the April 8 Conference.

One of the largest meetings in preparation for the Conference was that held Wednesday night, March 21, by the Jewish Youth Groups, at the LaSalle Hotel. It was the first meeting held of Chicago’s 126 Youth organizations. The affiliated organizations were represented by more than 200 delegates, who quickly organized a central body under the direction of Rabbi Israel H. Weisfeld. In addition to pledging complete support for the participation in the Mid-West Conference, the young people drew up tentative plans for active campaigning throughout the city for the boycott of German-made goods.

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