New York (Feb. 26)
The World Jewish Congress has submitted a request to the governments of the United Nations asking that they approach the German Government with a proposal that it permit Jews to leave Germany and Nazi occupied territories, it was disclosed last night at a meeting of the Administrative Committee of the Congress.
Addressing the meeting, Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the Committee, also revealed that the United Nations have been urged to arrange for the shipment of food to starving Jews in Europe, He emphasized that to carry out these and other schemes for saving Jews in Europe, it is essential that a United Nations Commission be set up with wide powers to organize these activities. At the same time, he said, the establishment of a Commission to collect evidence on the Nazi crimes and to prepare the procedure of the trials is also necessary, with proper provision for Jewish representation before such a Commission. In order that the United Nations should be moved to decisive and efficient action, it is essential that the Jewish communities in America should speak up and react properly to this unprecedented danger of extermination of all European Jewry, he declared.
Dr. Goldmann indicated that the Institute of Jewish Affairs, established by the American and World Jewish Congress, is beginning to formulate its proposals for a Jewish post-war program and that the various bodies of the World Jewish Congress will now begin to discuss and formulate this program which will then be submitted to a conference with the participation of all Jewish organizations and communities affiliated with the World Jewish Congress all over the world.