Geneva Body to Map Jewish Peace Aims Planned by World Jewish Congress

The world Jewish Congress is planning to establish a special department at Geneva to study the question of Jewish peace aims and to prepare a detailed survey of the Jewish position from the Versailles Treaty to the outbreak of the present war, it was stated today in congress circles.

The survey will particularly take stock of the machinery set up for safeguarding of minority rights and its functioning in order to establish a basis for suggestions for settlement of the Jewish question in Europe at the conclusion of the war.

The congress believes that a central organization and common policy are necessary to deal with the problem of Jewish war aims and is seeking to bring together the parties interested in this problem with a view to establishing a central organization.

It is stressed in congress circles that the problem of relief is highly complicated and that important political issues enter into such questions, for instance, as supplying food to Jews in the occupied areas of Poland.

Meanwhile, the Rev. Maurice L. Perlzweig and Dr. M. Kleinbaum will visit the United States in January at the invitation of the American Jewish Congress to inform American Jews regarding European Jewish problems. The world congress has also sent Dr. Hellmann, former Warsaw editor, to South America on a mission connected with the congress’s relief activities.

The London Jewish Chronicle, in an editorial, appeals to the Jews to work out tentative proposals for shaping their own future in the post-war Europe, pointing out that the Jewish question will be an important item in the peace conference’s deliberations, Since peace would be impossible so long as millions of men and women were outlawed and tortured.

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