Relief Bodies Map Proposals to Evian Conference; to Seek International Loan
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Relief Bodies Map Proposals to Evian Conference; to Seek International Loan

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Some twenty Jewish and non-Jewish relief organizations were understood today to have completed plans and memoranda for submission to the refugee-aid conference opening at Evian-les-Bains on July 6, as Myron C. Taylor, American delegate, arrived to make preparations for the meeting.

Mr. Taylor received the representatives of a number of groups interested in the refugee question. Scheduled to arrive tomorrow are James G. McDonald, chairman of President Roosevelt’s Advisory Committee on Political Refugees, and two State Department officials who will assist Mr. Taylor, Robert Pell, expert on international conferences, and George Branot, immigration expert.

Although the conference will be composed only of representatives of governments, relief organizations will submit plans and memoranda to the meeting or to subcommittees. The main proposals outlined the memoranda deal with the position of Jews and others in Germany, though some also refer to the Jewish situation in Poland, Rumania and elsewhere.

While the memoranda vary in the suggestions offered, the proposals, in general, are:

1– That the conference use influence with the German Government to obtain abatement of persecution;

2– That the conference negotiate with Germany to obtain permission for Jews and other emigrants to take out some of their capital;

3– That the conference find some way to sponsor an international loan for settlement of refugees;

4– That immigration into certain countries and colonies be facilitated, without affecting existing entry regulations and quotas;

5– That refugees be allowed to settle permanently and work in the countries in which they now reside.

The World Jewish Congress executive committee decided today to send a separate delegation to Evian to submit a memorandum asking that it deal not only with refugees, but with the whole problem of Jewish emigration. The first duty of the conference, the memorandum declares, is to protest persecution of Jews in various countries and attempts to drive them out by violence, and to take steps to end the new Nazi methods of despoiling and imprisoning Jews to expel them destitute.

The memorandum urges the finding of a new immigration outlet for concentrated Jewish settlement in overseas territories. It stresses the significance of the Jewish national home in Palestine in the framework of a general solution.

Former Colonial Minister Marius Moulet told 400 guests at a banquet of the World Anti-Racial Rally tonight that attempts to banish people from a community for racial and religious reasons were stupid and criminal.

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