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U.S. Urged to Intercede with Poland for Jews

The twenty-eighth annual convention of the Federation of Polish Jews in America opened last night at the Clarendon Brunswick Hotel with memorial services for Nahum Sokolow, late Zionist leader, and the reading of the president’s report. Eighteen states and Canada are represented by 475 delegates.

Benjamin Winter, president, declared in his report, that the American Committee Appeal for Relief of Jews in Poland had aroused public opinion to Jewish suffering, even to prompting the “foremost agency engaged in relief of European Jewry” to “sit up and take notice of the trend of awakened public opinion, which demanded more energetic action for the threatened Polish Jews.”

The convention was preceded by the annual session of the women’s division, Ezra, which adopted a resolution urging the United States Government to intercede with the Polish authorities in behalf of the Jewish minority.

Magistrate Anna M. Kross, the principal speaker, urged Jewish women to spread knowledge of high Jewish ideals among non-Jews. Mrs. Anna Platt, president of Ezra, outlined the responsibility of women towards the persecuted Jews of Poland.

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