A. J. C. Explains Functions of World Jewish Congress

The American Jewish Congress issued a statement yesterday commenting upon the decision of the Geneva conference under the joint auspices of the Committee of Jewish Delegations and the Executive Committee for the World Jewish Congress, and explaining what the functions of the projected World Jewish Congress are to be.

The statement points to the fact that the elections for delegates to the World Jewish Congress coincide with the national democratic elections to the American Jewish Congress to be held next April.

The statement declares:

“The World Jewish Congress is to be a gathering of Jewish representatives of all countries. Delegates ### to be elected by democratic vote. Their function will be to consider the most important problems involving the Jews throughout the world, to seek the solutions thereto and to create the machinery necessary to carry out these solutions.

“The project of a World Jewish Congress is designed to deal with the crisis in the economic and political position of millions of Jews in many countries of Europe and the increasing menace of anti-Semitism in other lands.”

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