New York (Feb. 19)
A call for an informal conference to consider the formulation of a unified Jewish post-war program was made by the American Jewish committee in invitations extended today to the Agudas Israel of America, the American Jewish Conference, the American Jewish Congress, and the Jewish Labor Committee.
In identical letters to Rabbi Eliezer gilver, president of the Agudas Israel of America, Louis Lipsky, co-chairman of the American Jewish Conference; Dr. Stephen S. Wise, president of the American Jewish Congress and Adolph Held, president of the Jewish Labor Committee, Judge Joseph M Proskauer, president of the American Jewish Committee, asked the four other organizations to collaborate with the American Jewish Committee in espousing “under the general provisions of the Dumbarton Oaks proposals, three Commissions, 1, a Commission on the Protection of human Rights; 2, a Commission on migration; and 3, a Commission on Statelessness.”
Pointing out that these three Commissions were recommended by the group of scholars and Jewish community leaders composing the American Jewish Committee’s “Committee on Peace Problems,” Judge Proskauer wrote; “I think these projects will no doubt enlist the support of all shades of Jewish opinion and that they are of vital importance to the protection of European Jewry. “I write, therefore, to inquire whether you would come to an informal conference to consider the possibility of unified Jewish support for these three projects. If you will indicate to me your willingness to do this, I will immediately take up with you the time and place. It is not my idea that this conference would act in any formal or definitive manner, but that it would merely lay the basis for action by all organizations, if they are so advised, for a common effort to achieve these results.”