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Jewish Relief Conference at Carlsbad Decides to Send Delegation to America

August 28, 1924
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The Jewish World Relief Conference which is in session here has to-day adopted a resolution instructing the Executive Committee to send a special delegation to the United States for the purpose of bringing to the attention of American Jewry, the plight of the Jews in Russia and re-awaken the interest of the American Jews in the catastrophic situation of large parts of the Jewish population in Eastern Europe.

The general session of the conference adopted to-day a resolution expressing confident and thanks to the former Executive Committee for its work. Discussion on various questions before the conference then ensued.

Mme. Rosa Melzer, member of the Polish Parliament, submitted a report on Children’s Aid. Mr. Berthold Latzki reported on the immigration question. In connection with this, Mr. Leon Chasanowitz protested against the agreement concluded between the Immigration Directoriat of the Jewish World Relief Conference and the Ica concerning the relief work for the stranded refugees. Prof. Eisler, representing the Agudath Israel urged the conference to start relief action for the Jewish intellectual groups in Soviet Russia. He related the fact that a large number of Jewish students in Soviet Russia are in great misery and the entire Jewish intellectual classes in Soviet Russia face destruction.

Deputy Oscar Kohn, well known member of the German Parliament reported on the plan to create employment facilities for Jewish sufferers. Dr. Klee submitted to the Conference a resolution on the necessity of reconstruction work instead of engaging in philanthropy.

Mr. Benjamin, representing the Hias in New York, praised the work of the Conference and assured, in the name of the organization he represents, that his organization would co-operate with the Jewish World Relief Conference. The Hias intends to extend its activity he declared, and particularly, will co-operate with the Zionist organization in helping to direct those stranded refugees who desire to proceed to Palestine.

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