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International Board Elected by Jewish Claims Conference

Election of an international board of directors to head the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany was announced today. The board of directors, on which are represented the major Jewish organizations in the free world, named the following officers:

Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president; Jacob Blaustein, senior vice-president; Samuel Bronfman, Jules Brunschvig, Dr. Rudolph Callman, Frank Goldman, Dr. Israel Goldstein, Adolph Held and Barnett Janner, vice-presidents; Moses A. Levant, treasurer. These officers are members of the executive committee. Other members of the executive committee are: Dr. Noah Barou, Sir Henry d’A vigor Goldsmith, both of London, and Dr. Isaac Lewin and Shad Politer both of New York. Sail Kagan of New York has been elected secretary.

The Conference will receive and allocate funds to be paid by the West German Government over a 12-year period as partial compensation for the material losses suffered by the Jewish people under the Nasi regime. The German Government assumed this financial obligation in an agreement signed in Luxembourg September 10, 1952, by Dr. Konrad Adenauer, Chancellor of the West German Government, and Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the Conference.

The board was elected at a membership meeting yesterday afternoon. The following organizations are members of the Conference and are represented on this board Agudath Israel World Organization; Alliance Israelite Universelle; American Jewish Committee; American Jewish Congress; American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee; American Zionist Council; Anglo-Jewish Association; B’nai B’rith; Board of Deputies of British Jews; British Section, World Jewish Congress; Canadian Jewish Congress.

Also, Central British Fund; Consul Representative des Juifs de France; Council for the Protection of the Rights and interests of Jews from Germany; Delegation de Associations Israelites Argentines (D. A. I. A. ) Executive Council of Australian Jewry; Jewish Agency for Palestine; Jewish Labor Committee; South African Jewish Board of Deputies; Synagogue Council of America; World Jewish Congress and Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland.

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