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Goldmann Predicts Closer Co-operation Between Zionists and W.j.c.

Closer co-operation between the World Zionist Organization and the World Jewish Congress can be expected as a result of the decision of the 23rd World Zionist Congress that the Zionist movement should work for democratization of Jewish life and for the defense of Jewish rights, Dr. Nahum Goldmann, acting president of the World Jewish Congress, declared here today.

Dr. Goldmann, who is presiding over the annual W.J.C. executive meeting here, said that more active co-operation would be extended to the W.J.C. by Zionist groups throughout the world. Commenting on the achievements of the current session of the Congress executive, Dr. Goldmann said that it was paving the way for inclusion in its orbit of more Jewish communities, and for the achievement of greater co-operation among the Jewish people for unity and the defense of its rights, as well as for close co-operation with Israel for the fulfillment of its tasks.

Last night the executive adopted a resolution “putting on the record” its opinion that the admission of Germany into the family of nations must be preceded by a real and serious effort on Germany’s part to “purge itself of the malevolent forces which inflicted irretrievable wrongs upon the Jewish people” and to make material and moral reparations to the Jewish people, and particularly to Israel which has taken on itself the task of admitting and rehabilitating the larger part of the Jewish survivors of Nazism.

The resolution also drew the attention of the governments and peoples of the world to the danger inherent in the rearmament and remilitarization of Germany “in view of the fact that real denazification and full democratization is far from having been achieved.” It asserted that remilitarization of Germany will strengthen the “peace-endangering Nazi and reactionary” force in Germany which is growing in strength and will prevent the development of the democratic forces in the country.

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