STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL FROM THE NATIONAL COMMUNITY RELATIONS ADVISORY COUNCIL.
Imprint: New York, The Committee,, 1952
1st edition. Original Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 10 pages. Regarding the decision described in this pamphlet, the Jewish Telegraph Agency reported on Sept 22, 1952: "The American Jewish Committee and the B’nai B’rith, parent body of the Anti-Defamation League, tonight officially announced their withdrawal from the National Community Relations Advisory Council. Their action followed adoption by the national plenary conference of the NCRAC earlier this month of a plan for reorganization of work in the community relations field. Both organizations had strenuously opposed the plan, adoption of which was inspired by the Maclver Report on Jewish community relations. Jacob Blaustein, president of the American Jewish Committee, and Frank Goldman, president of B’nai B’rith, made the formal statements announcing secession by their organizations from the eight-year-old agency. Mr. Blaustein declared that 'the fundamental basis for the American Jewish Committee’s withdrawal from the NCRAC is our rejection of a regulatory body with compulsory powers to which national agencies are subordinated. No central body,' he asserted, 'can presume to have a mandate to speak as the ‘official’ voice of American Jewry.'” It re-joined NCRAC in 1966. Important and scarce. Faint vertical crease, otherwise Very Good Condition (zion-9-5), amr5, zionism5