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Jewish Community of Britain Reacts to Britain’s Ending of State of War with Germany

The Board of Deputies of British Jews, at a meeting today, adopted a resolution which noted with regret that the announcement ending the state of war between Britain and Western Germany was not accompanied by an undertaking from Germany that she will adhere to the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and will also, as a measure of justice, make amends for the crimes perpetrated against millions of Jewish victims and make good to those who suffered from Nazi brutality the damage and losses inflicted upon the victims of Nazism.

The Board also urged that any further agreements between Britain and Germany, including any peace treaty, stipulate that “these minimum requirements of justice be demanded of Germany and executed by her.”