Berlin (Aug. 18)
The accomplishments of the Central Committee of Jewish Youth Organizations during the last year were reviewed by Dr. Friedrich Brodnitz, the leader of all German Jewish youth organizations, at the meeting of the central council.
He said that 14,000 marks (about $5,600) were spent for educational purposes, of which 3,000 marks (about $1,200) went for sports education. The small Jewish communities, unable to afford athletic teachers of their own, had traveling instructors sent to them, he reported.
Explaining that the Central Committee is also endeavoring to promote cultural work, Dr. Brodnitz said this was difficult because of the variety of views and philosophies current in German Jewry. For this reason, however, he asserted cultural work was needed the more.
He said the Jewish youths of the Reich should acquire a view of the whole of Jewish life in their country and the rest of the world and should come into contact with members of organizations other than their own.
Dr. Sommerfeld, general secretary of the Central Committee, spoke of establishing camps for Jewish hikers, declaring that, since Jewish girls and boys are forbidden to use the public quarters, it is necessary to build private ones for their use in various parts of the country.
The meeting adopted a new constitution for the Central Committee, based on the “leader principles” and central authority. The old constitution was “liberal.”