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Dumbarton Oaks Proposals Provide for Steps Against Anti-semitism, State Dept. Says

The fact that the U. S. Government fully recognizes “the crucial character of anti-Semitism as an international problem” was emphasized by the State Department in a letter to the National Committee to Combat Anti-Semitism made public here today.

The letter, signed by Edwin C. Wilson, Director of the Office of Special Political Affairs, drew the attention of the Committee to Chapter IX, section A, Paragraph 1, of the Dumbarton Oaks proposals, which provides that the economic and social council of the projected general international organization should be charged with promoting “respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.”

“This provision, as well as the general spirit and intent of the Dumbarton Oaks proposals, holds out real promise that the general international organization when it is established will constitute an effective instrument of cooperative effort for the removal of the conditions which result in movements such as anti-Semitism,” the State Department said.