From organized Jewish groups and individuals, tributes to Louis Marshall’s leadership continue to pour in. Grief and admiration are expressed in all the statements.
UNITED ROUMANIAN JEWS OF AMERICA
-“We learned with sorrow of the death of Louis Marshall. The Jews of the World, and particularly, the Jews of Roumania, have lost in him a real champion of their cause. He served throughout his life and ever gave of himself to improve and ameliorate the condition of the Jews both here and abroad.
“The Jews of the world will miss his leadership, his fine public spirit, but will be forever grateful to his memory.”
-“Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, deeply mourns the loss of Louis Marshall, champion of justice, who has fought the battles of the Jew in every land and at every time. How great is the tragedy that at the consummation of the Jewish Agency for which he gave unstintingly of himself he should be taken from us.”
LEO WOLFSON, PRESIDENT NEW YORK ZIONIST REGION
-“The Zionists of New York mourn the loss of Louis Marshall. His heart and activities were always thoroughly imbued with the finest Jewish spirit and nothing Jewish was alien to him. He served every Jewish cause the world over with selfless devotion, and world Jewry will be grateful to his memory for the many services he rendered to it. The crowning glory of his career was his voyage to Zurich to bring into being the Jewish Agency. The affixing of his signa-
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ture to the agreement creating the Agency is a fitting and sublime close of a great and glorious life.”
-“It is with deep regret that I read of the sad news of the death of our great Jewish leader, Louis Marshall. I had the great privilege of being associated with him on the American Jewish Committee for the past twenty-four years as well as on the Central Relief Committee and the Joint Distribution Committee. I have always admired his ability and his sincerity in fighting for the Jewish cause.
“I can safely say that among all of our Jewish leaders there is no one who can take his place. I pray to the Almighty that his soul may rest in peace.”
-“The loss of our great leader, Louis Marshall, is indeed a shock to me. It is rare that a generation possesses a man with the qualities and capabilities of the late Louis Marshall. He combined in himself a great lawyer, humanitarian and communal worker. In the hour of his people’s need he always extended sage counsel and advice and was always on the qui vive to extend a helping hand to our suffering brethren.”
-“Louis Marshall will stand out in history and he will long be remembered by his fellow-men, not as a great jurist only, but as an indefatigable champion of righteousness and liberty to all and as an invulnerable pillar of justice. His demise leaves a vacancy which we may hope will be filled creditably by the future generation.
“It is most unfortunate that he was snatched from us at a time when the leadership, counsel and services peculiarly his own, were most essential and needful to all Jewry-Zionists and non-Zionists alike.”