Boston (Aug. 28)
Unalloyed praise for the recent Geneva World Jewish Conference and condemnation of “a few leaders who are seeking to undermine the influence and the prestige of this great world Jewish gathering by questioning its validity” are contained in a statement issued today by the New England Branch of the American Jewish Congress here.
“We heartily welcome and cheerfully endorse the manly and courageous stand taken. . . in regard to the convocation of a World Jewish Congress in 1935,” the statement declares in part:
“We welcome the heroic formulation of principles for which the American Jewish Congress stands as utterly different from and opposed to the policy and tactics of certain Jewish leaders who are unduly wary and excessively cautious of bringing the sorrows of the Jewish people openly and publicly to the attention of the civilized world. The leaders of the American Jewish Congress . . . have always . . . insisted on the fullest measure of democracy in the selection of leadership. They were always opposed to a few rich Jews’ arrogating to themselves the right to speak in the name of the Jewish people in a silent and hushed tone, as if the Jewish people had anything to conceal.”