Comratting Antisemitism, Reconstruction of Europe’s Jews Chief Task of South African Jewry
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Comratting Antisemitism, Reconstruction of Europe’s Jews Chief Task of South African Jewry

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Combatting local anti-Semitism, assisting in the rehabilitation of the Jews of Europe and aiding the development of a Jewish national home in Palestine are the chief tasks facing South African Jewry, S. M. Kupers, chairman of the Bcard of Deputies of South African Jews, declared, addressing the 15th biennal congress of the organization.

In a message expressing his sympathy with the remnants of the Jewish population of Europe, Acting Premier Jan Hofmeyer said that “humanity must be spared the reproaches and Jewry the suffering of anything of this kind ever again happening.” The 350 delegates voted to send a message to Prime Minister Jan Christian Smuts, who is at San Francisco, congratulating him on his 75th birthday.

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