New York (Sep. 5)
The American Jewish Committee today announced the departure for Europe of Max Gottschalk, director of its Foreign Affairs Department, who will establish permanent headquarters of the Committee on the European continent.
In making this announcement, Dr. John Slawson, executive vice-president of the Committee, revealed that Mr. Gottschalk will be aided by a group of experts in various fields who will leave for Europe shortly. “The American Jewish Committee desires to place its facilities at the disposal of the Jewish communities of Europe and to help them in the solution of such problems as the restoration of their rights, the restitution of property and indemnification among others,” Dr. Slawson stated.
After consulting with Jewish leaders in London on current Jewish affairs, Mr. Gottschalk will proceed to the continent to visit France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland and other western European countries. He will confer with the leaders of Jewish communities in these countries and cooperate with them, on behalf of the Committee, in their efforts to expedite the rehabilitation and resettlement process. He also plans to visit Germany and to work with the occupation authorities in alleviating the tragic situation of approximately 100,000 displaced Jews there, the announcement said.