NEW YORK (Sep. 10)
More than 40 Jewish leaders, including Joseph C. Hyman, executive director of the Joint distribution Committee, and Dr. Maurice J. Karpf, American non-Zionist member of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, were back in the United States today after European visits that were cut short by the outbreak of the war. They arrived Saturday morning on the French liner Ile de France after a tense voyage marked by nightly blackouts and complete severance of communications with the world for the duration of the trip.
A majority of the returning leaders were Zionists who had attended the curtailed 21st biennial World Zionist Congress at Geneva. They include: Rabbi and Mrs. Barnett R. Brickner of Cleveland; Mrs. Ezra Shapiro of Cleveland; Jacob Fishman, of the Jewish Morning Journal; Gedaliah Bublick, Mizrachi leader; Mrs. Alexander Lamport and Miss Julliet Benjamin of Hadassah; and Mrs. Joseph M. Enrlich, of Detroit.