NEW YORK (Jan. 6)
The American Jewish Committee today forwarded to the League of Nations a resolution asking intercession with Germany, as proposed by James G. McDonald, to avert “existing and impending tragedies.”
A resolution praising Mr. McDonald for his work while High Commissioner for Refugees and asking League action was adopted by 200 delegates representing fifty committees attending the committee’s attending the committee’s twenty-ninth annual meeting at the Hotel Astor.
The decline of anti-Semitism in the United States during 1935 was recounted in the report of the executive committee, read by Sol M. Stroock, chairman of the executive. “The forces working for goodwill,” particularly the Christian churches, were credited with the lessening of anti-Jewish agitation.
The report warned, however, that the agitation is continuing and “in some section of the country thriving as a result of unsettled economic and political conditions.”
The resolution on the Nazis was moved by Joseph M. Proskauer, former Supreme Court Justice, who declared:
“If the non-conformist in Germany may be destroyed and if the world will sit silent while that destruction is being consummated, then the world has confessed itself bankrupt in its own endeavor to preserve and continue the history of the struggle for civilization.”
The executive’s report warned of the likelihood of “even more drastic measures” by the Nazi Government.
Dr. Cyrus Adler, who was absent because of illness, was re-elected president, Other officers are Abram I. Elkus, honorary vice-president; Judge Lehman and Louis E. Kirstein, vice presidents; Samuel D. Leidesdorf, treasurer and Sol M. Stroock, chairman of the executive committee.