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Prof. Gray Leaves on Mission to Aid in Defense Work of Jewish Communities in Europe

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Prof. Herman A. Gray, chairman of the European Affairs Committee of the American Jewish Committee, today left for Europe on a mission connected with aiding in the civic defense of European Jewish communities.

"Protection of the Jewish displaced persons and provision of adequate guarantees of civil rights in western Germany, in the event the projected west German state is established in the American, British and French zones, are among the major subjects to be investigated during a two-month mission to Europe undertaken by Prof. Gray," a statement issued by the American Jewish Committee said. "Arrangements where- by Jewish displaced person’ camps will not come under the jurisdiction of the proposed German state, but will remain the responsibility of Allied authorities will be discussed by him."

Prof. Gray will investigate the workings of the German restitution law and make recommendations to the appropriate authorities for strengthening of the law and the improvement of its administration. In England and France, Gray will be concerned primarily with the defense situation, conferring with leaders of the Jewish community in both countries regarding effective measures to combat anti-Semitism.

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