A plan to create a world federation of Jewish artisans was approved and the frame work of the organization laid at what was termed a world conference of Jewish artisans just concluded at Beuthen, Upper Silesia.
Wilhelm Marcus, of Berlin, was chosen president of the organization and Herr Wolff of Berlin, Chaim Rasser of Warsaw, and Harold Levy of Prague, Vice-Presidents. The organization is to have its headquarters in Berlin. The federations of Jewish artisans in Germany, Poland, Belgium, Lithuania, Czechoslovakia, Latvia, Roumania and Palestine, announced their intention to join the new organization which will seek to create better and greater facilities for Jewish artisans through the establishment of credit institutions and means for better equipment and training the artisans’ class. A central Jewish artisans’ bank, and a central office for the purchase and distribution of tools and raw materials are contemplated. An exchange of information on the methods of work is to be a part of the service to be rendered by the new organization.
The new president, Herr Marcus, declared that his organization does not intend to compete with the Ort, which is engaged in similar work, but rather to cooperate with it.
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