Fish Resolution Asks U.S. Appeal to Hitler

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs had before it today a concurrent resolution introduced by Representative Hamilton Fish, requesting President Roosevelt to make “friendly representations” to the German Government in regard to the treatment of the Jews in Germany.

The resolution expresses the regrets of Congress at “the continued persecution of the Jews in Germany and expresses its sympathy for them in their hour of trial, humiliation and economic discrimination, and requests the President of the United States to use his good offices and make friendly representations to the German Government in the interest of humanity, justice and world peace, to respect the civic and economic rights of its citizens of Jewish origin, and to put an end to racial and religious persecution.”

It will depend, Mr. Fish said, upon “the unanimity and character of the support given it by the Jewish people in the United States and their friends whether I shall request immediate consideration.”

In addressing the House, Mr. Fish called upon the Jews “not to compromise or sacrifice their ancient faith to communism with its avowed hatred of God and of religious beliefs, but to stand firmly in opposition to this revolutionary and destructive force, which seeks to promote class hatred, atheism and the destruction of human liberty.”

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