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Anglo Jewish Leaders Discuss Post-war Problems

July 8, 1941
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Problems concerning the situation of the Jews after the war were discussed yesterday at a mooting of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. The meeting which was held in Manchester, was the first ever convened outside of London by the Board.

Reporting on the aspects of the Jewish situation after the war, Professor Selig Brodesky, president of the Board, declared that British Jewry will have to shoulder a great financial burden in rehabilitating the crushed European Jewries. He divided the Jews into three categories, 1. Jews who will remain in Europe and will require assistance for their reconstruction. 2. Jews who will emigrate after the war to old established countries. 3. Those who will be resettled in territories requiring development, notably Palestine.

Professor Brodetsky also reported that the Board of Deputies has established contact with representatives of various governments in exile which are now in England. Discussions were carried on with these governments on post-war Jewish problems.

General Sikorski, Polish premier today received a cable from the Federation of Polish Jews in Tel Aviv expressing satisfaction in behalf of the Polish Jews in Palestine, with the Premier’s speech of June 23 on Polish-Soviet relations.

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