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U.S. Senate Postpones Action on Genocide Convention Until Next Session of Congress

James N. Rosenberg, chairman of the U.S. Committee for a United Nations Genocide Convention, said today that he has been notified by Sen. Brien McMahon, chairman of the subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to study the genocide convention, that his subcommittee will not take action on the convention until January, 1950, soon after the opening of the next session of Congress.

Meanwhile, representatives of 26 national organizations affiliated with the National Civil Liberties Clearing House today pledged their support in winning Senate ratification of the U.N. convention outlawing the mass murder of national groups. The organizations include the Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, Hadassah, National Jewish Welfare Board, Jewish War Veterans and National Conference of Christians and Jews.