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Held Deplores Agencies’ Walkout from Ncrac As ‘tragic Mistake’

September 10, 1952
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The decision of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith and the American Jewish Committee to withdraw from the National Community Relations Advisory Council was deplored today as “a tragic mistake,” by Adolph Held, chairman of the Jewish Labor Committee. He said that his committee had made every effort both before and during the NCRAC conference “to maintain the equilibrium and unity that is necessary in the American Jewish community” and promised that the committee would “continue to use its good offices in an attempt to re-establish the broad and powerful front within the American Jewish community so vital to the survival of that community.”

Mr. Held declared that the Jewish Labor Committee will remain within the NCRAC and will “embark upon a positive program preventing any further dissension within the American Jewish community and will do everything within its power to solidify the keystone of the common objectives that hold all the Jewish organizations together.”

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