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Agudah Draws U. N. Attention to Anti-shechitah Campaign in Germany

The attention of the United Nations was today drawn to a developing campaign against Shechita in Germany, by Dr. Isaac Lewin of the Agudas Israel World Organization. Appearing before the UN Human Rights Commission, Dr. Lewin declared that the “spirit of Hitler is quite clearly being revived” in West Germany in this attempt to forbid kosher slaughtering of animals.

He said that on November 20, 1953, a resolution was passed at a meeting held under the chairmanship of the Mayor of Frankfurt calling for cancellation of the “exceptions” heretofore permitted for the benefit of the Jewish community in the use of the religiously prescribed method of slaughtering animals.