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World Jewish Congress European Parley Opens in Prague; Delegates from 20 Nations Attend

April 24, 1947
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The European Conference of the World Jewish Congress opened here today with delegates from 20 countries attending. Present at the session, which was opend by Dr. N. Barou, chairman of the W.J.C. European Council, were representatives of the Czechoslovak Government and the municipal administration.

Mrs. Hodinova, vice-chairman of the parliament, and Dr. L. Vacek, mayor of Prague, extended greetings to the delegates in behalf of the government while Ernst Frischer, president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Bohemia and Moravia, and Dr. I. Frider, head of the Slovak Council of Jewish Communities, pledged the cooperation of Czechoslovak Jews with the Congress.

Samuel Silverman, British leader of the Congress, replying in behalf of the delegates, stressed that the Jews desire to live in peace and unity with all peoples because “division means the destruction of Jewry and civilization.” Dr. Barou declared that mere promises to the Jews were insufficient and that they needed the extermination of fascism and a solution of the Palestine problem on a “human, not an imperialistic basis.”

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