New York (Mar. 12)
A resolution asking the United Nations to adopt an open door policy of immigration for Palestine was adopted yesterday at the annual convention of the Association of Fraternal and Benevolent Organizations affiliated with the American Jewish Congress. The convention was attended by 1,500 delegates.
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the executive committee of the World Jewish Congress, said that the governments of the liberated countries are morally responsible for the losses sustained by Jews whom they permitted to be dispossessed of all their belongings while they were under Nazi domination. He emphasized that “the holocaust of war has left the surviving Jews of Europe stranded without funds, creating a problem which is actually political and not a relief problem,” and said that relief for Jews in Europe must be treated as reparations. Charles Sonne nreich, head of the United Rumanian Jews of America, was re-elected president of the Association.