Bradley Beach, N. J. (Jun. 23)
Palestine remains the only permanent solution of the plight of Jewry in various parts of Europe, Joseph Kraemer of Newark, grandmaster of the Order Sons of Zion declared in his message to 200 delegates attending the twenty-sixth annual convention of the Order, being held here today and tomorrow, Pointing out that the “degradation and uprooting forced upon our people in parts of Europe has not been lightened during the past year, but with the continued breakdown of democratic governments it has been made the heavier,” Mr. Kraemer asserted:
“Many fine men and women have come to the relief of these twentieth century exiles, but it is tragically evident that all they can do is to afford alleviation, and that for the permanent solution of their unfortunate plight we must provide them with a new home where they can live in peace and security, develop their talents, lead a creative life, and enter into the fabric of a nation in the remaking; and that of necessity must be in Palestine.”
Concerning matters of internal Zionist policy, the grand master declared: “The Supreme Zionist body is the World Zionist Congress. It can act and speak effectively only if behind it is the authority of the entire Zionist membership; and that is based upon the discipline and loyalty of its members and parties. Any member or party that flouts the decision of the Congress undermines its authority.”
Mr. Kraemer further asserted that the Order’s “capacity for effective Zionist work has been demonstrated.” In 1932, he said, the Order contributed $3,000 to the National Fund; in 1933, $6,000 and last year $9,000.
Mr. Kraemer also cited the practical strength of the Order at this time, its cultural interests, and pleaded for the spread of a greater number of youth camps.
In a financial report submitted by Samuel M. Suckgold of New York, it was noted that as of May 1 last the Order had total assets of $330,024.61 and total reserves of $334,997.59.