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Senate Body Will Discuss Failure of Denazification in U.S. Zone; Jews Urge Investigation

June 7, 1949
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A resolution demanding an inquiry into the failure of the denazification program in the American zone of Germany will “be introduced in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the American Jewish Congress was premised today. The pledge was made by San. Claude Pepper of Florida to members of an A.J.C. delegation which visited Congressmen, Senators and the State Department to urge an investigation into the denazification situation.

The delegation was met with an unexpected require today when they called on Sen. Tom Connally, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The Texas Senator is quoted as telling them, “we gave you Israel, now what else do you want?” The delegation represented local A.J.C. “branches in 20 states and was headed by Rabbi Irving Miller, chairman of the American Jewish Congress; Dr. Joseph Tennenbaum, a member of the executive, and Dr. Robert’s. Marcus, political director of the organization. A statement issued by the group explained that this step was taken because “of alarming reports from Germany that the denazification program has completely collapsed, and that Nazis have once again infiltrated governmental agencies and educational institutions.”

Other Senators who were scheduled to meet with A.J.C. delegates today included Irving M. Ives of New York, Forrest C. Donnell of Missouri, James P. Ken of Missouri, Francis J. Myers of Pennsylvania, Edward Martin of Pennsylvania, and others. In addition, the A.J.C. also had appointments with many members of the House of Representatives.

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