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London Jewish Conference Asks Voice for Jews in Allocation of German Reparations

A demand that the Intergovernmental Committee on refugees consult Jewish organizations concerning allocation of the $30,000,000 of German reparations assigned to Nazi victims by the Allied Reparations Commission was made today at the closing session of the international Jewish conference here, sponsored by the American Jewish Committee and the Anglo-Jewish Association.

The demand was contained in a report of the conference’s program committee presented by Alan M. Strook, one of the American delegations. The report also suggested that the property of heirless Jews and of exterminated Jewish communities be placed at the disposal of the Jewish communities and the relief organizations in the respective countries.

Concerning Palestine, the report stressed that there was general agreement in the necessity of re-opening Palestine to large-scale Jewish immigration and the removal of restrictions on Jewish land purchases. “While the discussion reflected various approaches to the Palestine problem,” the report said, “it was generally agreed that enough common ground exists between Zionists and non-Zionists to encourage the hope of effective and fruitful cooperation in the attainment of the objectives desired by all.”

An international conference of Jewish organizations to consider the revival of Jewish culture and institutions of Jewish learning in Europe was also urged.