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Interfaith Meeting with Jewish Committee Leader Held at Amsterdam

October 5, 1966
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Leaders of the Catholic, Protestant and Jewish communities here held a unique interfaith meeting today with Philip E. Hoffman, chairman of the board of governors of the American Jewish Committee, who is currently on a three-week tour of Europe to study developments in Jewish-Christian relations.

Among those taking part in the meeting, which was held in the Succah of the Liberal synagogue here, were Dr. M. Koenig, chairman of the board of the Ashkenazi community; Dr. M. Goedeket, chairman of the Liberal congregation; Dr. E. Baruch, head of the Sephardic community; the Rev. J.H. Kroon of the Dutch Reform Church; and Father Kruijf, a Roman Catholic priest. In his address at the meeting, Dr. Koenig said that, if such gatherings had taken place 30 or 40 years ago, “then the catastrophe which befell European Jewry might never have happened.”

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