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World Jewish Congress

World Jewish Congress, international body, representing Jewish organizations from over 70 countries, whose goals are to maintain Jewish unity, culture, and religion. Founded in 1936, the congress was active during World War II (1939–45), helping Jews escape Nazi persecution, and in the 1970s, securing the release of thousands of Jews from the USSR. Its headquarters are located in New York City.

See also: Jews.

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