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Lord Birkenhead Praises Jewish Contribution to Anglo-saxon Civilization

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The amount of $250,000 was raised for the benefit of the Jewish orphanage in London at a dinner given here last night at which the Marquis of Reading presided.

Lord Birkenhead, Lord Neville, Austen Chamberlain and Sir Alfred Mond were among the speakers. Mr. Bernard Baron, well known Jewish philanthropist, completed the quota by a donation of $15,000.

The contribution of Jews to the culture and civilization of the Anglo-Saxon race was highly praised by Lord Birkenhead in his address. “The Jews have been persecuted but they have never been cowed. They always asserted themselves and produced men like the Marquis of Reading and Disraeli. The Jews have made a distinct contribution to the Anglo-Saxon race,” he declared.

The Marquis of Reading in his address expressed his pleasure at being “among one’s own community which has repeatedly testified to its pride in one’s achievements.”