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World Conference of Jewish Organizations to Meet in Geneva August 16

Representatives of Jewish organizations on five continents will assemble in Geneva on August 16-17 in a world conference of Jewish organizations to consider major problems confronting the Jewish people.

The provisional agenda of the conference, disclosed here today, includes a report on preparations for holding a world conference on Jewish education in the Summer of 1962; a study of the impact of the Eichmann trial on public opinion in various countries; the position of Jews in Soviet Russia; the situation of the Jews in North Africa; problems of Jewish concern that will arise in the 16th General Assembly of the United Nations this autumn, and recent developments around the Arab refugee problem.

Speakers at the opening session of the conference will be Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the Jewish Agency for Israel and of the World Jewish Congress; Label A. Katz, president of B’nai B’rith, and Sir Barnett Janner, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

Organizations comprising the conference include the American Jewish Congress, B’nai B’rith, Board of Deputies of British Jews, Canadian Jewish Congress, Conseil Representatif des Juifs de France (CRIF), DAIA, the Argentine Jewish representative organization, Executive Council of Australian Jewry, Jewish Labor Committee, South African Jewish Board of Deputies and the World Jewish Congress.

The Jewish Agency will be represented at the conference by observers.

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