Veterans Elect Berman Again, Flay Fascism
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Veterans Elect Berman Again, Flay Fascism

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The national encampment of the Jewish War Veterans closed here last night after re-electing Wiliam Berman commander-in-chief and adopting resolutions against Hitlerism and budding Fascism in the United States.

The election lasted all afternoon and evening as Abraham Kraditor of Brooklyn challenged Berman’s supremacy in a hotly contested battle. The Washington delegation split in half and several ballots were required before the election of Berman was established.


A resolution was adopted asking President Roosevelt to take notice of the progaganda carried on by the German government in the United States. The Hitler government was condemned for its ruthless discrimination against the Jews.

The British government was asked in another resolution to issue more Palestine immigration certificates.

Governor Gifford Pinchot of Pennsylvania was accorded a vote of thanks for his refusal to allow the Silver Shirts to incorporate in that state. Copies of the resolution will be sent to every governor in the United States.


Congressman Louis T. McFadden of Pennsylvania was scored for his frequent attacks on the Jews on the floor of Congress and elsewhere. A resolution was adopted requesting the Republican National Committee to withdraw McFadden’s name from the list of speakers in a proposed national broadcast.

A thousand guests feasted on kosher food at a banquet which brought the encampment to a close.

The Jewish race was eulogized for its leadership in the fine arts and sciences by Senator Frederic Walcott.


It was decided to hold next year’s encampment at Akron, Ohio.

Officers elected in addition to Berman were: Martin N. Horwitz, New Britain, national senior vice-commander; Harry Schaffer, Pittsburgh, junior vice-commander; Dr. William Kalb, Newark, surgeon-general; Rabbi Solomon A. Fineberg, Mount Vernon, chaplain; Joseph Barr, Washington, judge advocate-general; Maxwell Cohen, Boston, adjutant general.

Ladies auxiliary officers are: Mrs. Ethel J. Cohen, Providence, president; Mrs. Eva Cohen, Boston, senior vice-president; Mrs. Dorothy Kuyman, Brooklyn, junior vice-president; Mrs. Erna Crier, Brooklyn, treasurer; Mrs. Nettie Cohen, Providence, secretary; Mrs. Judith Harmel, Washington, chaplain; Mrs. Bessie Kronberg, Jersey City, judge advocate; Mrs. Shari Rein, Cleveland, guard; Mrs. Henrietta Rudolph, Youngstown, trustee; Mrs. Elizabeth Clark, New Britain, patriotic constructor; Mrs. Anna Greenstein, Atlantic City, hospital chairman.

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