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Anti-defamation League of B’nai B’rith Oriticized at Presbyterian Church Convention

Criticism of the action taken by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith in barring an address by Benjamin J. Buttenwieser, Assistant U.S. High Commissioner of Germany, on the progress of denazification in Germany, was voiced here by Charles P. Taft, former president of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America, in a talk before the 162nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.

Advocating restraint and careful thought to combat racial prejudice, he said: “This is a slow process which does not come either by books on Negroes which display’ intense dislike of white people or by meetings of Jewish anti-defamation societies which cancel speeches of a distinguished Jew giving unselfish service to the American Government because they do not like to hear what he says about Germans.”