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Truman Move to Eliminate Reference to Nuremberg Principles Defeated at U.N. Farley

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An attempt by the German delegation at the recent Geneva conference to draft a refuse convention to delete from the document all reference to the Nuremberg principles defining various classes of war crimes, thus depriving people in three categories of the protection of the convention, was ceases of war crimes thus depriving people in those categories of the protection of the convention, was frustrated by world Jewish organization with consultative status at the United Nations, according to a report received by the American Jewish Committee today.

The German delegation, according to the report, sought to eliminate reference to the principles on the grounds that they constituted discrimination. Henry Meyercwitz, representing the Consultative Council of Jewish Organization, World Jewish Congress and Coordinating Board of Jewish Organizations, took the floor to oppose the move. A compromise was later reached between the German deletes and the Jewish coups in which the term Numbers was omitted, but reference to international status covering these crimes” was retained.

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