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Synagogue Council President Challenges Germany on Anti-semitism

The West German Government was challenged last night to “implement a broad and intensive campaign to exorcize the devil of anti-Semitism from the soul of Germany” as opposed to its present “fragmentary and politically motivated efforts in this direction.”

The challenge was voiced by Dr. Norman Salit, president of the Synagogue Council of America, who returned several weeks ago from Germany following a month-long study of the religious and communal life of the Jewish community there. Dr. Salit, whose mission to Germany was made under the official auspices of the Bonn Government, spoke at the Jewish Center here, at ceremonies marking the official installation of Synagogue Council officers.