World Emigration Conference Discussed in Paris

Convocation of a world Jewish conference on emigration was discussed here today by 40 Jewish leaders from all parts of Europe gathered for a three-day secret session of the World Jewish Congress administrative committee. A Jewish conference is necessary, speakers said, “so that the Jewish emigration problem should not be solved over the heads of the Jews, without consultation with Jewish bodies, as is at present the case in the Berlin negotiations between George Rublee and Dr. Hjalmar Schacht.”

The meeting was called to consider (1) anti-Jewish developments in various European countries, (2) methods of combating anti-Semitism in these countries and Nazi propaganda against the Jews, (3) organization of largescale Jewish emigration. While no American delegates are participating in the meeting, the role of American Jewish organization in aiding persecuted European Jews was praised by all speakers. They appealed, however, for a stronger link between Jews in America and Europe for a united fight against anti-Semitism “because the outcome of the fight against anti-Semitism in Europe will also be decisive for American Jewry.”

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