London (Jul. 10)
More than 5,000 Jews crowded into Albert Hall last night to take part in an impressive service called for the purpose of interceding on behalf of German Jews staggering under the yoke of Hitlerism. Prominent persons attending the service included Sir Herbert Samuel, Lord Alfred Melchett and O. E. D’Avigdor Goldsmid. Leaders of all sections of Anglo-Jewry, including the Jewish clergy, the Sephardic and the Reform congregations, attended. Chief Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz officiated.
Rabbi Hertz urged that the Jewish minority in Germany, which is helpless but not hopeless and which has not lost its trust in God, must be helped. Humanity, he declared, must salvage the religious and educational institutions of the hundreds of thousands of Jews who must remain in Germany under the iron rule of the Nazis.