Dr. Goldman Outlines Program of W. J. C. at Paris Conference
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Dr. Goldman Outlines Program of W. J. C. at Paris Conference

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The program of the World Jewish Congress calls for the establishment of a world Jewish community with common interests while at the same time emphasizing the neutrality of the Jewish people in international affairs, Dr. Nahum Goldmann declared here at a conference of the French section of the WJC. Dr. Goldmann stressed that it must be left to the Jewish community of each country to decide its own position on world problems without interference from the WJC.

Dr. Goldmann stressed the importance of the activities of the French section and underlined the necessity for ameliorating the political, cultural, material and social situation of North African Jews. He also called upon Jews outside Israel to help strengthen the Jewish State.

Nr. Noah Barou, chairman of the Congress’ European executive, spoke of the special responsibility of French Jewry in the world Jewish battle for protection of the rights of Jews. Dr. Barou charged that the denazification program had proved ineffective in Germany because of the attitude of both the German Government and the Allied Commission. Edmund Fleg presided over the conference which was at tended by several hundred delegates.

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