Baltimore (May. 19)
As the result of increasing unemployment and a world-wide boycott of German products, Germany is “broke” and the only Jews the Hitler government is not molesting are the private Jewish bankers, Jacob Epstein, retired Baltimore merchant, told the Baltimore section of the American Jewish Congress last night.
More than 700 of the leading Jewish merchants, bankers, industrialists and professional men and women of Baltimore heard Mr. Epstein, recently returned from a tour of Europe where he interviewed many refugees from Germany, tell of Hitlerite atrocities.
Among the speakers was Judge Joseph L. Ulman, of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore, who explained that for the first time in his life he appeared before an audience because he is a Jew.
The jurist’s clarion call for American intervention on behalf of the German Jews was echoed in a speech by Simon E. Sobeloff, United States District Attorney, who, with Dr. Henry Friedenwald and Judge Ulman, urged the 4,000,000 Jews in the United States to band together and to make common cause for the rights of Jews throughout the world.
Dr. Friedenwald was elected honorary president of the Baltimore section and Mr. Sobeloff was re-elected president.