London (Aug. 10)
The World Zionist Conference which has been in session here for ten days, will adjourn on Monday evening after rendering a number of important decisions, It is expected that Dr. Abba Hillel Silver and Dr. Stephen S. Wise will be added to the World Zionist Executive as a result of the present conference.
Dr. Silver today conferred with leaders of the Zionist-Revisionist Party on the question of the return of the Zionist Revisionists into the ranks of the World Zionist Organization. It is understood that the Revisionist leaders expressed their readiness to re-join the Zionist ranks on condition that they are represented in a coalitionary executive. Dr. Silver took the attitude that they must first re-join the world Zionist movement, then an effort will be made to secure for them seats in the executive.
Dr. Isaac Gruenbaum, member of the World Zionist Executive, addressing the afternoon session of the conference, charged the former Polish Government-in-Exile with withholding “for months” information on the Nazi massacres of Jews in occupied Poland. He revealed that a demand to allow Jews to parachute into occupied Poland was not granted by the London Polish Government and that revolting Jewish youths in occupied Poland were prevented from joining the Polish underground army. Tens of thousands of dollars were transmitted through the London Polish Government to arm the Jews in Poland, but it is unknown whether all these funds reached their destination, he stated.
Dr. Emil Sommerstein, leader of the surviving Jews in Poland, addressing the conference said: “Those Jews who fought and died in Poland left a testament to the survivors. In their last minutes they pleaded for revenge against the murderers, the establishment of Palestine as a home for the Jews, and Anglo-American aid to reconstruct the material position of the surviving Jewish population. We remained only two percent of pre-war Polish Jewry,” he said. “We feel lonely and look for our brethren in other countries to replace our lost relatives by accepting us as members of one great Jewish family.”