American Jewish Conference Wants United Jewish Action in Rescue Work

The American Jewish Conference today announced that it has invited Jewish organizations engaged or interested in rescue work, who are not represented in the Conference, to join or cooperate with its Rescue Commission.

“The step was taken because of the need for pooling the energies and resources of American Jewry in the submission of programs of action to the newly created War Refugee Board and thus to eliminate duplication of effort and loss of time resulting from the presentation of conflicting and overlapping programs to the Government,” the announcement said.

The action was authorized by the Interim Committee of the Conference at a meeting at the Hotel Biltmore last week. The Interim Committee gave the Commission on Rescue “full authority in its field of activities as defined in the rescue resolution adopted at the Conference.”

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