League to Get Jewish Congress Report on Position of Europe’s Jews
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League to Get Jewish Congress Report on Position of Europe’s Jews

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A documented memorandum on the Jewish economic situation in European countries, showing the extent of discrimination against Jews, will be submitted to the League of Nations shortly by the World Jewish Congress, it was announced here today.

The memorandum, prepared by a Congress committee under the direction of Dr. Georg Bernhard, contains data on countries with national minorities obligations and on member nations of the League.

For assertedly the first time since the war, the document gives a complete picture of Jewish economic life in Europe, particularly in the countries where the economic position has been greatly aggravated.

Statistics on those countries, it is stated, will give League members an idea of the role Jews played before the war and are now playing in agriculture, industry, artisanship, retail and wholesale trade, exporting and finances.

Jewish immigration occupies an important part of the memorandum, featuring figures that indicate whether or not emigration from certain countries is necessary.

A special chapter in the document give data on the number of Jews in State and municipal services in each country compared to the number of non-Jews.

The memorandum establishes the policy of discrimination by certain Governments on credit facilities for Jewish cooperative and financial institutions compared with the special privileges accorded non-Jewish organizations.

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