The Kraus Case (1966)

  • Date / 1966
  • Ratifying Body / Board of Directors
  • Status / Archived

The Board of Directors of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, assured that a case to be answered was established in 1949 by the Fact-finding Committee under the chairmanship of John Chamberlain which investigated the case [of] Arthur James Kraus, who was dismissed from his post in the City College of New York in 1933 after he had promoted a students’ demonstration to alert opinion to the rise of fascism in Europe, supports the Open Letter to President Johnson released at a Press conference in London on June 9, 1966, signed by 108 distinguished persons from 16 countries who have requested the President to order an official enquiry.

The Board in associating itself with the signatories of the Open Letter would urge the President to accede to the request for the sake equally of the good name of the United States and the life of a public spirited citizen.

Board of Directors 1966

Suggested academic reference

'The Kraus Case (1966)', Humanists International, Board of Directors, 1966

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