The Convention of the Jewish World Relief Conference closed at Marienbad yesterday, with the election of a new Executive Board which includes one American, Adolph Held of New York.
Agreements were concluded by the organization with the United Jewish Immigration Committee by which the latter body will assume the immigration work hitherto carried on by the J.W.R.C. A similar agreement has been reached with the “Oze”, who undertake to take over the medical work.
An attempt was also made to make such an agreement with the “Ort” but thus far negotiations have been unsuccessful. Representatives of the J.W.R.C. charged that the “Ort” was biased and anti-Zionist. Dr. Bramson and Engineer Tiomkin denied this, saying that while the “Ort” had in the past made its mistake the organization was absolutely impartial. Negotiations looking to an agreement with the “Ort” are being continued.
Many branches of the Jewish World Relief Conference are being organized in Argentine, it was reported. The South American country, it was announced, had succeeded in raising a considerable sum for the Ukrainian relief work. It was also supporting two “free kitchens” for children and had also aided in providing farm implements for Jewish colonies in the Ukraine.
The new Executive is composed of Dr. Leo Motzkin, Efroikin, Advocate Selisberg, Isaac Naiditch, from Paris; Dr. Klee, Latzki Bertoldi, Leo Bramson, Tiomkin, Dr. Brutzkus from Berlin; Dr. Chajes, Vienna; Adolph Held, New York; Dr. Soloweichick and Dr. Yochelman, London.
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