NEW YORK (Jan. 6)
The American Jewish Congress yesterday went on record in favor of convoking a world Jewish congress no later than this summer and moved to prepare for nation-wide election of delegates. At a meeting of its national executive committee, the A. J. C. adopted a resolution citing specifically the Nuremberg “ghetto laws” and holding that a tribunal must be set up empowered to speak in the name of world Jewry.
A demand was served on the United States Government that it “cannot wait any longer with self-respect” in voicing protest against Nazi persecutions in a resolution introduced by Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, president of the Congress.
Rabbi Wise expressed the belief that President Roosevelt was “more than half prepared” to speak out against the Nazis three years ago but that he was prevented by a group of German Jews “who put Germany first and Jewish honor second.”
The League of Nations was also called upon “to make itself felt in unequivocal terms in respect to the monstrous wrong which the Nazi Government is inflicting upon the Jewish people.”
Other resolutions adopted protested the announcement of a Palestine legislative council, called for reintensification of the anti-Nazi boycott and reaffirmed the congress stand against American participation in the Berlin Olympics.