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Conference Was a Failure and a Disappointment, Labor Convention is Told

The Bermuda Conference today was termed “a failure and a great disappointment” by Adolph Held, president of the Jewish Labor Committee, addressing the forty-third annual convention of the Workmen’s Circle, largest Jewish labor fraternal organization in the world with a membership of 72,000.

Discussing the plight of the Jews in Nazi Europe, Mr. Held reported that the Jewish Labor Committee in conjunction with other leading Jewish organizations, submitted its proposals to the Bermuda parley, in the hope that the conference would give a proper answer in accordance with the conscience of the people of the United States and England and in reply to the requests of the persecuted Jews. The gathering, however, turned out to be far from a “rescue conference,” he said.