Jewish Students in Germany Urged to Emigrate to Israel

Jewish students at German universities are under a moral obligation to complete their studies in Israel, or to settle there as soon as they have earned their German degree, the fourth annual conference of Jewish Student Associations in Germany was told by Dr. Uri Naor, press attache of the Israel Purchasing Mission in Germany.

In a keynote address that was the high point of the conference, the speaker referred to the recent decision of the World Zionist executive to adopt a new policy by authorizing the establishment of a Zionist Organization for Germany. The right thus accorded to the Jews in this country implied the duty of emigration to Israel, especially for the youth and the young academic generation, Dr. Naor emphasized.

The conference, which in a resolution affirmed the obligation of emigration, was held in a picturesque small town on the Main river, as part of the annual summer camp arranged by the Coordinating Committee of Jewish Student Associations in Germany. Other speakers were Chief Rabbi Dr. Bloch, of Baden-Wuerttemberg, and Dean Hermann Maas, the high Protestant ecclesiastical dignitary who is one of the Jewish people’s most warm-hearted friends.

At seven German universities, chapters with a combined membership of some 200 now exist, it was disclosed. The great majority outside of West Berlin is made up of former DP’s born in Eastern Europe who intend to emigrate from Germany.

Georg Majewski, chairman of the Coordinating Committee, reported that their quarterly, “Baderech,” had reached a circulation of 1, 000. He expressed thanks to the Central Welfare Agency of the Jews in Germany for the support extended to them, and noted that seven members were presently in Israel upon the invitation of the local Center of the World Union of Jewish Students, with which the Coordinating Committee is affiliated. Double that number are participating in a seminar held in the south of France by the French Union of Jewish Students.

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