American Jewish Conference Forms Committee to Study Viewpoints on Post-war Problems

The executive committee of the American Jewish Conference has appointed a special committee to analyze and summarize existing viewpoints on Jewish post-war problems and their solution, it was announced here today. The committee will have the close cooperation of the three existing research bodies, the Institute of Jewish Affairs of the American Jewish Congress; the Committee on Jewish Studies of Peace and Postwar Problems of the American Jewish Committee; and the research department of the Jewish Labor Committee.

Methods of procedure are now being worked out by the committee in order that summaries, information and documentation can be made available to the Conference delegates before the Conference convenes. Each of the Jewish political groups will be asked to submit its program to be analyzed by an editorial committee, which will indicate where there is agreement and where there are differences and what they are. Following this procedure the editorial committee will submit, along with statements of agreements and disagreements, documentation which will be a summary of the material made available by the different Jewish research institutes. Pamphlets already prepared by the different research institutes will be sent to the delegates in advance of the Conference provided the material contained therein is of the type that should be distributed under the auspices of the committee.

The work of the committee is to be directed along the following broad lines: 1. The position of the Jews after the war; 2. Rights and status of Jews in the Western world and in the East European countries; 3. Problems of Palestine. Rabbi Milton Steinberg was elected chairman of the committee whose members include noted experts on all aspects of current Jewish problems.

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