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UKRAINIAH JEWS AILI TO STOP POGROMS Commission to Visit Europe and Prepare a Memorandum for " President Wiison. LANSING GIVES PERMISSION Mats Meeting Heart That 127,000 Jew. Have Been Killed and '' 6,000,000 Are la 'Peril. The Federation of Ukrainian Jews In Amr-rica, an onranktatlon said to represent three-quarters of a million Ukrainian In this country, decided at a convention yesterday tbat the maaaacre of their brethren In Eatera Europe must finally ba stopped, and, to brlnf about thU peace, the aid of Uia United States Government will be utlliied. Secretary of Suae Lansing, it asserted, ha alreaoy iven ihs consent of the State Department for the federation to - send a commission to Ukralnla to in-vrstlgrate the condition of the Jews there, and to establish direct connection between them and their relative! in The conTcntlon was held at the Broadway Central Hotel, at Broadway and Third Street, and was attended by more than SOO beraona. representing 300 branchea or "the organization In this country and Canada. Joseph Belt, the President. was Chairman. Addresses were delivered by the Rev. M- Kanew-kr. Ralibi Z. MasUansky, Jacob Adler, Herman Bernstein, in-. Samuel Bucher. Kabbl Alt-ttr Berlin. Mordecal Daniia. the iixe:uUve Secretary of the society, and oUjts. Tales of massacres In which 127.000 Jews had either been killed or wounded tluringr the last- lx months were told by the ppeekers, and all of thm. speaking iu LiifeUah. Yiddish. Polish., or Kiu- alan. pointed out Ui disgrace of tha poirrotna upon twentieth century civilisation. - The matter of relief was taken up, and it was. decided that the Federation of Ukrainian Jews request this Oovern-ment to lift the blockade so -Jit food and funds may be sent to their destitute relatives in Katern Europe. The President reported that there were 3.-000,000 Jews In Ukrainla and a like number in Poland, all of whom were in need f assistance from. America. Before I'krsinia should be recognized by America or any of the other allies. It wan aaiti that she should first desist from her persecutions of innocent Jews. Until the commission which is to be appointed shall have , reported that Uie Jews are actually receiving equal rights, friendly relations should not be made. It was urged. The commission, which will probably consist of ten of the leading- Ukrainians In America, is to work out a memorandum of the conditions in Kastern Europe, which wUl be sent to President Wilson, Secretary I-snaing, and to all Senators and Congressmen. An information bureau will also b established by the organisation to take tare of the report of the commissioners on the other side, and to. send the facts to the press of this country. The Federation also alms to act as the link joining the Ukrainians in this country with their relatives and friends' in their native land. Demonstration truss-meetings similar to the one which took place at Madison bquaro Garden noma time aero will be held . in every important city In the United States, as the beginning of a protest movement to put an end to the pogroms across the seas. When the question of appointing a commission was proposed Reuben Fink, the representative of the society at "Washington, said that he had seen Secretary Lansing during the week and that he received Mr. Lansing's consent - that the delegation be sent over. Wc come out now before the world with the determined slogan, Thoe pogroms must stop,' " said the President in his annual message. " It la only a question of holding these facts continually before the civilized world; we must not permit the world to slumber. This fact that the population of ,0KJ.0O0 souls In Ukrainla and in Poland have received notic through action and by word tha they are golnj to be completely exterminated this fact v stands before the whole world as tha paramount issue or the present day. murder In hod two the

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 08 Sep 1919, Mon,
  3. Page 6

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