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Board of Deputies of British Jews to Testify Before Anglo-american Inquiry Committee

January 22, 1946
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The Board of Deputies of British Jews today authorized its executive to testify at the hearings of the Anglo-American inquiry committee in London.

Prof. Selig Brodesky in his summation at the end of the Board’s monthly meeting, pointed out that testimony at the hearings will make clear the fact that the Board speaks for the majority of British Jewry. “We are not going to drop our demand for a Jewish state because certain societies disagree,” he said, adding “we are trying to achieve unity but cannot sacrifice our principles to satisfy a small minority.”

Prof. Brodetsky declared that the Board of Deputies would continue its activities to change the status of German Jews, who are being treated, he said, as German subjects under the regulations of the occupying authorities, except in Berlin where the Jews are given preferential treatment.

He also disclosed that several displaced Jews arrested and convicted last November for demonstrating in Hanover against the Bevin policy in Palestine have had their sentences suspended.

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