World Jewish Congress Formulates Demands for Presentation to Peace Parley

A demand for full equality of economic, social and cultural rights for the Jews of Europe, “to be incorporated into the peace treaties between the Allied nations and the satellite states of Germany,” has been formulated by the World Jewish Congress, Dr. A. Leon Kubowitzki, secretary-general, declared today prior to his departure for Paris where he will join Dr. Stephen S. Wise in presenting the organization’s program at the Peace Conference.

Pointing out that the platform of the Congress will be presented in conjunction with the American Jewish Conference and the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Dr. Kubowitzki said the Congress’ demands regarding Bulgaria, Hungary and Rumania are not identical.

In Bulgaria and Italy, Jewish demands are restricted to requesting the “victors to include general stipulations assuring respect for the observance of human rights.” In Hungary and Rumania, however, “fair trials, exemption from arbitrary detention, adequate protection of Jews in the economic, social and cultural pursuits and abrogation of many kinds of discriminatory laws” will be demanded, he said. Claims for restitution of property, indemnification for all kinds of damages suffered and reinstatement of employees are also included.

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