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Slawson Thanks Cardinal in Vienna for Work at Ecumenical Council

March 31, 1966
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Dr. John Slawson, executive vice-president of the American Jewish Committee, was received here tonight by Franziscus Cardinal Koenig, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Vienna. Dr. Slawson, who arrived here today after visiting West Germany and West Berlin for 10 days, expressed the American Jewish Committee’s thanks to the Catholic prelate for the latter’s efforts in the recent Vatican Ecumenical Council on behalf of the final passage of a decree which repudiated the charge of collective guilt of the Jewish people for the death of Jesus. During his two-day stay here, Dr. Slawson has also scheduled conferences with leaders of Austria’s major political parties, as well as with leaders of the Austrian Jewish community.

At Frankfurt, yesterday, Dr. Slawson unveiled a bust of Prof. Max Horkheimer, a Jewish social scientist, at the City and University Library in Frankfurt. Participants in those ceremonies, in addition to Dr. Horkheimer, included the president and prime minister of the German State of Hesse, and the mayor of Frankfurt. Dr. Slawson is scheduled to leave here tomorrow for Athens.

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