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Trend Toward Assimilation, Mixed Marpiages Problem for Jews of Europe, AJC Survey Finds

The trend toward assimilation and mixed marriages has become a serious problem for the Jewish communities of many Western European nations, it was reported here this week-end by the American Jewish Committee. The Committee’s report was based on a survey of Jewish communities in Western Europe which were surveyed in a special study by the A.J.C.’s European office in Paris.

The report stated that the strengthening of Jewish community groups and organizations is essential to overcome these problems and to give Jews deeper roots in the countries of Western Europe. The Committee also found that in the past five years, with outside help, the basic elements of Jewish life have been restored in these countries. Synagogues, Jewish schools, hospitals, children’s homes and other organizations and institutions are functioning, the study established.