NEW YORK (Mar. 15)
Jan Masaryk, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Premier of the Czechoslovakian Government-in-exile, declared today that he would never consent to a post-war settlement which did not provide for the rights of all minorities, including the Jews.
The statement was made at a conference of 3,000 representatives of Jewish fraternal and benevolent organizations in this city assembled at Manhattan Center to formulate plans for the participation of their organizations in the War Emergency Campaign of the United Jewish Appeal. The conference was held under the auspices of the Council of Organizations of the United Jewish Appeal. Max Ogust, executive chairman of the Council, presided. The Polish Government-in-Exile was represented by Consul J. K. Krasicki who read a message of support from Polish Foreign Minister Raczyniski. Baroness Bethsabee de Rothschild, of the French branch of the Rothschild family, who is now a refugee in the United States, gave the conference an eye-witness account of the work of the Joint Distribution Committee, one of the agencies of the United Jewish Appeal, in France.
Other speakers included Rabbi Jonah B. Wise, chairman of the U.J.A.; Dr. Stephen S. Wise, Judge Jonah J. Goldstein, of the Court of General Sessions, and William Rosenwald, associate chairman of the United Jewish Appeal and President of the National Refugee Service.