New York (Sep. 11)
One or two witnesses for the Jewish people will be invited to testify at the forthcoming trial of the Nazi war criminals in Nuremberg, where crimes against Jews will be used as primary evidence against the Nazi leaders, it was revealed today at a press conference arranged by the American Jewish Conference. (A report from London last month said that Dr. Chaim Weizmann had been invited to testify at the Nuremberg trials.)
Louis Lipsky, Dr. Israel Goldstein and Meir Grossman, spokesmen of the American Jewish Conference who have just returned from London, announced at the press conference the formation in London of a four-man committee which will draw up claims for reparations to be paid the Jewish people for damages inflicted by Germany and present these claims to the United Nations War Reparations Commission. This committee will also deal with “idemnification of and compensation to Jews, the funds secured to be used for aid and constructive relief in those European countries where Jews still reside.”
The four-man committee was formed jointly by the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the American Jewish Conference and the World Jewish Congress. Another committee was set up in London by these three organizations to sift and prepare evidence on the Nazi plot to exterminate the Jewish people, for presentation to the Nuremberg tribunal. An agreement was also reached by the three organizations to establish a joint three-man secretariat in London.
It was announced at the press conference that a six-man team representing the American Jewish Conference will leave shortly for Europe to work under the supervision of the UNRRA and help rebuild the morale of the liberated Jews and advise them on resettlement plans.