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James Waterman Wise Says Jews Must Not Relax in War Against Hitlerism

James Waterman Wise, of New York City, aroused 350 delegates to the National Jewish Youth Conference in session here yesterday to a pitch of intense feeling and enthusiasm when he demanded, in a talk on the German situation, that political intervention and an economic boycott must be pushed with the full force of American Jewry.

What is going on in Germany, he said, is part of the sub-conscious life of all Jews throughout the world. In telling what must be done to eliminate Hitlerism he declared that they must do everything possible to keep the wave of indignation at white heat.

“Jews must let the world know,” he asserted, “that we will continue to raise our voices and speak intermittently until these wrongs have been righted. We must continue our own struggle for liberation of German Jewry. We must do this in order to retain world opinion now so strongly in our favor. Germany will feel the effects of this propaganda despite the iron ring of censorship which surrounds it.”

Mr. Wise declared that the Jews of the United States have the right to expect President Roosevelt to speak out against the German situation.

Dr. A. L. Sachar, of Champaign, Ill., director of the Hillel Foundation, talking about the Jew on the American scene, told the delegates that the main problem confronting the Jew here is the preserving of the cultural autonomy of a minority people.

Judge William Lewis, of Philadelphia, discussing our relation with Palestine, said that country was the most hopeful solution of the Jewish problem.

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