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The World Jewish Congress, 1936-2016 / edited by Menachem Z. Rosensaft ; foreword by Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder

Publication | Library Call Number: DS101 .W636 2017

"A history of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) from its founding in 1936 through 2016. Among the topics covered are the WJC's role during World War II; the WJC's contribution to the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg; post-WWII attitudes to and relationships with Jews living in Germany; the WJC's relationship and interaction with the State of Israel; the WJC's role and impact at the United Nations; the WJC's diplomatic efforts on behalf of North African Jewry during the 1950's and 1960's; materialization of the Holocaust at Auschwitz-Birkenau; the WJC's role in launching the Jewish-Vatican dialogue; advocacy on behalf of Soviet Jewry; the WJC's role in the campaign to repeal the UN's "Zionism is Racism" resolution; forcing Swiss banks to disgorge Holocaust-era assets belonging to Jews; the Kurt Walheim Affair; the WJC's interaction with communist countries; the WJC's role regarding terrorist attacks on Jewish institutions in Buenos Aires; the World Jewish Congress today; and WJC President Ronald S. Lauder's vision of the Jewish future"-- Provided by publisher.

Book cover
Other Title
Kurt Waldheim affair.
Format
Book
Author/Creator
World Jewish Congress, author.
Published
New York : WJC, World Jewish Congress, [2017]
©2017
Language
English
Edition
First edition
 
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