LONDON (Feb. 5)
The biennial conference of the British Section of the World Jewish Congress closed here today with the adoption of a resolution urging the British Government to use its influence with Interpol, the international police organization, to reverse its hands-off policy with regard to the tracing and apprehension of the Nazi war criminals. On numerous occasions, Interpol has declined to cooperate in the apprehension of former Nazi war criminals on the grounds that it cannot deal with cases involving “political” crimes.
In other resolutions adopted at the closing session, the 250 delegates protested the training of German troops, including former Nazi officers, on British soil; urged the British Government to ratify the Genocide Convention already approved by 33 governments; and to ratify the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization convention against discrimination. Lady Reading was re-elected president of the WJC British Section, and Jacob Halevy, chairman.