Berlin, Oct. 25 (JTA) – Fifty per cent representation in the Reichsvertretung der Deutschen Juden was asked by the German Zionist Federation in answer to a statement defining the program of the Reichsvertretung for establishing a modus vivendi for the Jews under the Nuremberg laws.
"We Zionists," the federation's statement said, "can only assume responsibility for the realization of the program of the Reichsvertretung when we receive an equal share in the leadership of the Jewish people in Germany, which alone will make it possible for the constructive work contained in the program of the Reichsvertretung to be carried out satisfactorily.
"This demand," the statement continued, "is not based on personal ambition, but on the conviction that the program which has been accepted by the overwhelming majority of the Jews residing in Germany can be realized only when it is conducted by men who are inspired by Zionist ideals."
The statement further points out that during the next five years an effort will be made to transfer 15,000 Jews annually from Germany to Palestine. It is also intended that 1,000 youths be sent to Palestine next year by the Youth Aliyah.