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Warburg, Samuel Named Leaders of Council for German Jewry

Announcement was made here and in New York City today of the personnel of the executive committee of the Council for German Jewry representing the Jewish communities of the United States and Great Britain for the purpose of assisting in the resettlement of the Jews from Germany in other countries.

Felix M. Warburg is made chairman of the American group and associated with him are Paul Baerwald, chairman of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Charles J. Liebman, vice-president of the Refugee Economic Corporation, Morris Rothenberg, chairman of the administrative committee of the Zionist Organization of America and Dr. Stephen S. Wise, president of the Zionist Organization of America.

British members of the executive committee are Sir Herbert Samuel, chairman; Lord Bearsted, Sir Osmond D’Avigdor Goldsmid, Simon Marks, and Dr. Chaim Weizmann, Each member will nominate alternates to represent him when he is unable to report personally. Among those who have already agreed to act as alternatives are James de Rothschild and Prof. L.B.Namier of England and George Backer, David Bressler, Israel Goldstein, James N. Rosenberg, and Nathan Straus of New York.

The Council for German Jewry has been established out of the movement set out on foot early this year in the United States and Great Britain to relieve the plight of persecuted Jews in Germany by resettling them in other lands. Plans have been developed for the collection of funds in Great Britain and in the United States for this work and necessary steps have been taken toward carrying out this program.

Headquarters for the Council for German Jewry have been established in London. Early this Fall an interim report on the activities of the Council will be made public.

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