NEW YORK (Oct. 17)
Dr. Naham Goldmann as president of the World Jewish Congress issued a statement today expressing his deep grief at the passing away of Edmond Fleg who was the president of the French Section of the World Jewish Congress.
“Mr. Fleg,” Dr. Goldmann said, “represented a unique synthesis of the loftiest Jewish traditions and ideals with the greatest achievements of French culture. He was a writer and a thinker of great originality and a deep believer in Jewish ideals and devoted to all Jewish aspirations both with regard to Israel and in the Diaspora. He was one of the leaders of the World Jewish Congress and exercised a great influence in the Jewish intelligentsia and Jewish youth in France. His passing away is a deep loss to the Jewish people.”