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League Gets Report on Effects of Economic Depression in Europe

April 21, 1927
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

In the course of the report of the Joint Foreign Committee presented to the meeting of the Jewish Board of Deputies held on Sunday, it is stated that the attention of the Committee had been called to a report presented to the Advisory Committee of the League of Nations on the White Slave Traffic, in which it was stated that the non-fulfillment of the Minorities Treaties in certain countries of Eastern Europe, and more particularly the refusal of national rights to a large number of Jews and Jewesses who were entitled to them by Treaty had materially depressed the economic situation of Jewish women workers. These statements have been confirmed by evidence obtained in other competent quarters.

The Committee resolved that a full statement of the facts should be submitted to the League authorities who are dealing with the question of Staatenlose, men without a country. In regard to this question the Secretary reported that a plan for providing Staatenlose with passports which would assure them the right of free circulation and emigration had been drawn up by the League Transit Committee, and had been referred by the Council to a Conference which is to meet in August. The Committee has drawn up a series of amendments to the scheme which have been forwarded to the League for communication to the Conference.

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