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Program of Post-war Studies Reported by American Jewish Committee’s Institute

The activities and the plans of the Research Institute on Peace and Post-War Problems of the American Jewish Committee were outlined here today at a press conference addressed by Max Gottschalk, director of the Institute, and Sidney Wallach, associate secretary of the American Jewish Committee.

The luncheon was arranged on the occasion of the publication today by the Institute of the booklet “Jewish Emancipation” by Raphael Mahler, which is the first of the pamphlet series on “Jews and the Post-War World.” The series, Mr. Wallach said, has been prepared by expert historians, economists and legal authorities under the editorship of Abraham G. Duker. “Jewish Emancipation” is a selection of official documents pertinent to the question of equality of Jews as citizens, beginning with the recognition of Jews as subjects of the Netherlands in the year of 1657 and ending with the Palestine Mandate of 1922.

Mr. Gottschalk emphasized that while Jews are firmly convinced of the victory of the United Nations, it is difficult for most of them to visualize the varied aspects of the world which will emerge after victory is achieved. The Institute is therefore investigating the problems of readjustment which are of special concern to Jews. The result of the studies of the Institute, Mr. Gottschalk said, will be placed at the disposal of the Jewish public and especially of those who will represent the Jewish interests when the time arrives for the peace settlement. He enumerated a number of volumes on which the Institute is now working, which indicated the extensive program of major studies which have been prepared and are being carried out.

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