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Cautious optimism

Reich Representation of Jews in Germany evaluates Évian Conference

It was practically the only concrete result of the Évian Conference, so organized German-Jewry had little choice but to pin its hopes in the newly founded International Refugee Committee.


As reported by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on this day in 1938, five days after the end of the Évian Conference (July 6-15), the Reich Representation of Jews in Germany published its first statement on the outcome of the convention in the Jüdische Rundschau, the paper of the Zionist movement. The organization voiced cautious optimism and opined that the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees, which had been set up at the conference with the goal of facilitating permanent resettlement, would have a positive effect on emigration.


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