NEW YORK (May. 25)
The conviction that America and Britain must offer Europe’s conquered peoples a future “different from that of the last 20 years” if the Nazis are to be successfully challenged was expressed today at the annual meeting of the National Refugee Service by Vera Micheles Dean, research director of the Foreign Policy Association. One hundred and fifty leaders in refugee-aid, representing all sections of the country, attended the session.
“The present contest in Europe is not a choice between Hitler’s plan for a new order and a return to the world disorder of August, 1939,” Miss Dean said. “We must recognize that in order to challenge the Nazis America and Britain must offer the conquered peoples of Europe a future different from that of the last 20 years. We must offer them all that the Nazi new order promises them–all that and freedom too.”
A business session earlier in the day added 40 persons from 22 communities to the board of directors, among them Arthur H. Sulzberger, Judge Morris Rothenberg, Maurice Wertheim, Stanley Isaacs and George Z. Medalie, of New York; Eugene Warner of Buffalo, Paul Bissinger of San Francisco, Milton Baruch of Los Angeles, Mortimer Adler of Rochester, Meyer Kestnbaum of Chicago, D. J. Apte of Miami, Guatave H. Kann of Pittsburgh and Rabbi Morris Lazaron of Baltimore.