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Fraternal Groups Leave American Jewish Committee; Minneapolis Federation Resigns

October 31, 1943
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A number of Jewish fraternal organizations announced today that they were severing their affiliation with the American Jewish Committee as a result of the Committee’s withdrawal from the American Jewish Conference. They include the Independent Order Brith Abraham and the Free Sons of Israel. The Order Sons of Zion adopted a resolution criticizing the American Jewish Committee.

The Minneapolis Federation for Jewish Service today announced that it has voted to withdraw its representation from the American Jewish Committee “in protest against its action in withdrawing from the American Jewish Conference.”

Arthur Hays Sulzberger, Joseph M. Proskauer and Lessing Rosenwald were singled out for attack for their part in the withdrawal of the American Jewish Committee from the American Jewish Conference in a speech made last night at the twenty-ninth annual convention of Hadassah by Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, co-chairman of the American Zionist Emergency Council.

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