Henry Ford’s Recantation Reaches Farmers’ Fireside in Lands of East-europe
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Henry Ford’s Recantation Reaches Farmers’ Fireside in Lands of East-europe

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Henry Ford’s withdrawal of his anti-Semitic campaign and his apology to the Jewish people have penetrated to the remotest corners of Eastern Europe.

Hearing the news of Henry Ford’s recantation, three farmers living in a village near Wolkowyski, “recalled” that Ford is their brother.

The brothers Kort, Gustave, 80, Robert 75, and Julius 73, old German settlers in the district, appeared yesterday in the editorial offic of the Wolkowyski Yiddish weekly, “Wolkowysker Leben,” and told the following story.

Their family comes from Frankfort a/ Main. They settled a long time ago as farmers in the village Konstaniynowa, district of Bialystock. They had a younger brother named Henry who emigrated to America, where he changed his name to Ford. They are glad now, they said, that Henry has withdrawn his anti-Semitic campaign and has made up with the Jews. They request American Jews to persuade Henry Ford to send aid to his poor brothers in Poland.

(Henry Ford was born in Greenfield, Michigan, July 30, 1863.)


Judge Otto A. Rosalsky, chairman of the United Palestine Appeal in New York in the 1927 campaign, returned yesterday on the steamer Majestic. Upon his arrival he stated to a representative of the Jewish Daily Bulletin that he was satisfied with the decisions of the Fifteenth Zionist Congress and declared himself to be in full accord with the Weizmann-Lipsky policies.

Rabbi J. Levinson, head of the Mizrachi, returned on the same steamer.

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