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Yivo 20th Anniversary Conference Proclaims $250,000 Drive for Work Here and Abroad

January 21, 1946
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A drive for $250,000 to finance its activities here and in Europe during the current year was proclaimed today at the Twentieth Anniversary Conference of the Yiddish Scientific Institute. The conference, which will continue through Wednesday, is being held at the Park Central Hotel.

Addressing the opening session, at Hunter College auditorium last night, Col. Murray C. Bernays, an attorney who was on the staff which prepared the case against the Nuremberg war criminals, said that the law being invoked against the defendants is not “ex post facto” law, as has been charged in some quarters. He stated that the Nazi leaders are being tried on no lesser evidence than the law prescribed when they committed their crimes.

Today’s session was addressed by Tovye Meisel of Mexico, who declared that the Jewish community there, numbering about 18,000 persons, had raised standards of living by lowering the costs of manufactured products which previously had to be imported and Samuel Rollansky, of Buenos Aires, who spoke on “The Ideology of Argentine in its Relation to Jews.” At a banquet tonight Dr. Arieh Tartakower delivered an address on the “Present Era in Jewish Life.”

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