Lucerne (Aug. 23)
In an exclusive interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, American delegate to the World Zionist Congress at its nineteenth biennial session here, declared that the German question will be freely discussed in its entirety.
Dr. Wise expressed the belief that the Zionist Executive has decided to permit a wide discussion of the Nazi situation with respect to persecution of Jews.
Dr. Wise, who will address the Congress on the situation of the Jews in various countries, emphasized that he will also dwell on the situation of the Jews in Germany.
“My address,” Rabbi Wise stated, “will not be from the spring-board of the general debate now going on at the Congress. It will be made by me as a statement by the entire Congress. There have been many rumors of attempts to prevent a full, unhampered discussion of the German situation at the Congress. Such attempts are doomed to failure. The attitude of the official Zionist organ in Germany (the Juedische Rundschau) that nothing the Congress can say or do can help the Jews of Germany, cannot be accepted by a free and self-respecting world Jewish tribunal.”