American Jewish Congress
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The American Jewish Congress met for the first time in December 1918 in Philadelphia, with the goal of sending an American-Jewish delegation to the Paris Peace Conference, in order to speak up for the civic and political status of Jews in continental Europe. A permanently established congress with the same name was constituted in Philadelphia in 1922. Whereas the American Jewish Committee (AJC) participated in the first congress, it took no part in the work of the perman…

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David Engel, New York, “American Jewish Congress”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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