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U.S. Urged to Ratify Genocide Pact Outlawing Mass Murder

President Kennedy and the U. S. Senate were urged to ratify the International Genocide Convention in a resolution approved at the 40th annual convention here of the B’nai B’rith Women’s Grand Lodge of District 4. The international pact would outlaw such mass murders as those committed by the Nazis against European Jewry during World War II.

The resolution noted that 65 nations have ratified the Convention and that the United States is not one of them. The delegates, who represented 60,000 members in the eight Western states, Hawaii and British Columbia, also asked prompt Congressional approval of the new Immigration and Nationality Act, now before the Senate. Mrs. Harry Tauber, of San Francisco, was elected grand president.

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