Cablegrams from leaders of the Jewish communities of Poland, Rumania, Austria and France to the American Jewish Congress, urging American Jews to participate in a World Jewish Congress, were made public yesterday at Congress headquarters here, 122 East Forty-second street.
The messages unite in pointing out that a World Congress is virtually the only means of saving the Jews of Europe from further catastrophes.
Professor Simon Dubnow, the distinguished Jewish historian, cabled from Paris yesterday as follows:
“Cannot imagine anyone with Jewish heart and spirit being against a World Jewish Congress. We live in a most dangerous moment in our history. Therefore, we must convoke Congress in 1935 and create representative body of Jewry.”
Dr. Heinrich Rosmarin, representing the Jewish Deputies Club of Poland, sent the following communication:
“World Jewish Congress is indispensable in the light of the catastrophic position of world Jewry. Mass participation of American Jews in the election is of the utmost importance. Utilize all your influence to bring about a World Jewish Congress.”
“Appeal to you to hold firm to your decision to defend the equal rights of the Jews,” said the cablegram from Rumania. “A World Jewish Congress is most important.”
Another communication from France declared:
“Vigorously protest against the declaration of Laski purporting to represent the Franco-Jewish communities as opposed to a World Jewish Congress.”
The cable from Austria stated:
“Stand firm for a Congress this year. It is the only possible security for menaced European Jewry.”