Jews from Algeria Hold Conference in Paris; Seek to Solve Problems

Measures to deal with the religious, cultural and social problems arising from the immigration into France in recent years of the more than 100,000 Jews from Algeria and other North African countries, were discussed here this weekend at a conference sponsored by the Association of Jews from Algeria.

Among the resolutions adopted was one calling for the immediate establishment of a regional commission for cultural and educational affairs to deal with specific problems posed by the influx. Another resolution appealed to all French Jews and institutions as well as international Jewish bodies to give aid generously to help resolve this problem which is “seriously imperiling the Jewish personality of thousands of these uprooted persons.”

The meeting also called for continued efforts to secure compensation for property lost by Jews who left Algeria. Among those taking part in the conference were representatives of the major Jewish organizations including the Jewish Agency, the Joint Distribution Committee, the Alliance Israelite Universelle, the World Jewish Congress, the Central Consistory of French Jews, the Founds Social Juif Unifie, Ort and Ose.

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