Paris (Aug. 28)
The delegations of eleven central Jewish organizations now in Paris in connection with the Peace Conference today issued a joint statement to the press on their efforts to protect Jewish rights. The statement reads:
“The representatives of leading Jewish organizations conferred daily with members of the various government delegations of the twenty-one countries participating in the Peace Conference with regard to the proposals submitted by them on restitution, idemnification and protection of human rights for inclusion into the drafts of the peace treaties.
“The Jewish representatives urged the governments to include provisions for the extension and implementation of fundamental freedoms and to redress the wrongs of the past in order to enable Jews from enemy countries to live in peace and security, and to preserve their religious and cultural entity. Virtually every government delegation was approached.
“A coordinating body of representatives of the major Jewish organizations was formed for continuing the negotiations. It was decided that a number of Jewish leaders remain in Paris for the duration of the Peace Conference to make efforts and bring to the attention of diplomats the urgency of the Jewish requests.”