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Paul Ehrlich Street Planned in Amsterdam

Commenting on the proposal made by the Mayor and the Aldermen of Amsterdam to name one of the streets in the city after Prof. Paul Ehrlich, the large Amsterdam paper Het Volk writes:

“We welcome the proposal of the Mayor and the Town Councillors not only because it does honor to the work of Ehrlich, but also for other reasons. For the name and the work of Dr. Paul Ehrlich are ignored and even decried in his own country because he was a Jew. For this reason his name must not be mentioned in Germany, nor that he earned the gratitude of suffering humanity by his scientific work for which the world rewarded him with the Nobel Prize in 1906. We, therefore, consider it as an extremely happy thought to name a street near the railway station after Professor Ehrlich, so that any foreigner visiting our capital may know at once that Amsterdam has remained faithful to its traditions of tolerance.” today it would not participate in plenary sessions and committee meetings. there was no doubt that even this group would find a way to be represented in the Executive and that the differences between this group and the Congress majority would be straightened out.

American delegates were represented in all committees and were displaying great activity.

Acknowledgment given to the American Zionist movement by Mr. Shertok in his speech closing the general debate in which he recommended that part of the Executive be stationed in Washington in view of the great role which American Zionism might yet play in combating the White Paper gave strong impetus to members of the American delegation.

Differences of opinion noticeable in this delegation until today especially over Rabbi Silver’s address opposing illegal immigration had been practically straightened out so that the 63 delegates of the Zionist Organization of America and Hadassah were functioning as a solid unit.

Though the extremist Zionist-Revisionists are not represented in the Congress their military organization the Irgun Zwai Leumi (Jewish National Military Organization) displayed posters in the Congress building attacking “Zionist pacifists.” They also called a press conference today at which they declared that the present Congress was detrimental to the interests of the Jews in Palestine and called for action similar to that taken by the Irish Republican Army in England. The Congress therefore found it necessary to issue tonight an official communique declaring that this Revisionist organization had no connection with the Congress the Zionist Organization or the Jewish Agency for Palestine.

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