JERUSALEM (Jul. 15)
A tribute to Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive, on the occasion of his 60th birthday, was paid here today at the plenary session of the Agency’s executive.
Emphasizing that he spoke on behalf of all the members of the executive, Berl Locker, chairman of the Jerusalem section, reviewed Dr. Goldmann’s achievements and said that “the Jewish State as well as the Jewish people expect still greater achievements on Dr. Goldmann’s part.”
Mr. Locker stressed the fact that when Dr. Goldmann started the negotiations for reparations with Germany his opponents predicted that he would achieve nothing, and even some of his friends were skeptical as to whether he might succeed. “However, due to his untiring efforts and his brilliant ability as a negotiator, he achieved what he achieved, and now we all see what an important affair this was,” Mr. Locker stated. He called Dr. Goldmann “one of the central figures in American Jewry.”