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Plan to Set Up United Group for Duration of War Aired at Parley Here

October 3, 1939
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Delegates of a number of Jewish organizations in the metropolitan area met tonight in an emergency conference at the Hotel Edison, under the auspices of the American Jewish Congress, to discuss creation of a united agency for the duration of the war in all activities relating to the status and defense of Jews.

The meeting was also to consider strengthening of relief action which would permit “the fullest participation of the Jewish masses in this country” and “preparation for eventual rehabilitation of Jews and the initiation of such action which at the conclusion of the war might result in the restoration to Jews of their full rights.”

Scheduled speakers included Representative John D. Dingell of Detroit, Anthony Czarnecki of Chicago, a leader among Polish-Americans and member of the staff of the Chicago Daily News; Dr. John Howland Lathrop, chairman of the American Committee on Religious Rights and Minorities; Dr. Stephen S. Wise, president of the Congress; Louis Lipsky, Dr. Samuel Margoshes, Max Wolff, Grand Master of Independent Order Brith Abraham; Louis Levine, Grand Master of Independent Order Brith Sholom, and Louis Segal, secretary of the Jewish National Workers’ Alliance.

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