Now Editorial Notes

THE AMERICAN Jewish Committee, the American Jewish Congress and the B’nai Brith are united in their eagerness to see the important Tydings resolution approved by the United States Committee on Foreign Relations and adopted by the Senate. Not only the Jews of America but Americans of other faiths as well would rejoice in the adoption of the Tydings resolution, for it would crystalize world public opinion against the inhuman persecution of innocent people by the Hitler regime. The voice of America would resound throughout the world if the United States would declare “that the Senate of the United States express its profound feelings of surprise and pain, as representatives of the people of the United States, upon learning of the discriminations and oppression imposed by the Reich upon its minority groups, in cluding its Jewish citizens” and “that the Senate of the United States express its earnest hope that the German Reich will speedily alter its policy, restore to its minority groups the civil and political rights of which they have been recently deprived, and undo, so far as may be, the wrongs that have been done them”.

This resolution, if adopted by the Senate, though somewhat belated, would nevertheless make a profound impression both here and abroad. The Hitlerite threat to civilization would receive a staggering blow from the American people whose moral leadership for peace and social justice should make itself felt.

It is to be hoped that various Jewish and non-Jewish organizations will express themselves in favor of the immediate adoption of this resolution in order that the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations may know that this resolution would voice the feeling of the right-thinking American people.

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