AMSTERDAM, Holland (Jan. 26)
The executive committee of the B’nai B’rith International Council–which was created at the B’nai B’rith convention last May, in Jerusalem–opened its session here last night under the chairmanship of Philip M. Klutznick. This is the first formal session of the Council.
Addressing the opening meeting, Mr. Klutznick urged the 25 members of the Council to study ways to learn the impact of events on the Jews in Communist countries in view of the fact that a large number of Jews live in these countries and have no connection with Jews abroad.
Reports on the present anti-Jewish incidents in West Germany were presented at the meeting by Benjamin Epstein and Nathan Belth of the Anti-Defamation League. Similar reports on the situation in West Berlin were given by Maurice Bisgyer and Benjamin Ferencz of the B’nai B’rith. The contents of these reports were kept secret. The meeting elected Mr. Ferencz, a New Yorker, as counsel and Saul Joftes of Washington as executive director.