Digest of Public Opinion on Jewish Matters

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An appeal to distinguished American non-Jews, of the type that recently participated in the meeting for Jewish relief at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, to use their influence with the American government to express its protest against the injustice and outrages to which the Jews are subjected in Roumania and other countries, was made in the “Jewish Morning Journal” by Ephraim Kaplan.

Pointing out that America was largely responsible for the political successes and territorial annexations of Poland, Roumania, etc., after the World War, the writer urges that America must now “discipline Roumanianized Europe” as it is her duty to see justice done in the countries whom she helped to attain power. The moral support of America is of even greater importance to the Jews than the contributions to the Jewish relief fund, Mr. Kaplan declares, continuing:

“General Pershing pointed out in his splendid address at the Cathedral meeting that the contributions of Americans to Jewish relief constitute one of the best lectures America can offer to Europe. No doubt there is much truth in this; it is a good and useful example. But the ‘Roumanianized’ Europe cannot be cured by indirect lectures alone. She must be given a more direct and sharper intimation. She must be made convinced that the Jews are not yet forsaken, that there is a mighty government that is ready to call a halt to the outrages being committed against them.

“Let the leaders of the United Jewish Campaign explain to the generous, noble and humane Christians who wish to help us that the best, most effective and most productive assistance on their part would be to continue their appeal to America’s conscience and to call upon her to utter a forceful protest against the accursed Hakenkreuzler policy of the Roumanias.”

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