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Jewish Problem Must Be Solved Before a Decent Peace is Established, Masaryk Says

The hope that the Jewish problem will be solved before a “decent peace” is established was expressed today by Jan Masaryk, Foreign Minister of Czechoslovakia, addressing a meeting of the Czech committee of the United Jewish Appeal at the Hotel Ambassador.

Speaking by telephone from San Francisco, where he heads the Czechoslovak delegation at the United Nations Conference, Mr. Masaryk said: “The Jews have been especially singled out and became the chosen people in the worst possible sense of the word. I shudder to think how many good and dear Jewish friends will be missing when I return to liberated Prague after the San Francisco conference. To them and their fellow victims all over the world you and I owe a tremendous debt. It is my considered and absolute conviction that the Jewish problem must be solved before a decent peace is established.”