Macdonald Eulogizes Warburg As Conciliator at Dinner Here
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Macdonald Eulogizes Warburg As Conciliator at Dinner Here

JAMES G. MCDONALD, FORMER LEAGUE OF NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR GERMAN REFUGEES, DECLARED TONIGHT AT A JOINT DINNER OF THE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN COMMITTEE FOR GERMAN REFUGEES AND THE JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE AT THE HOTEL BILTMORE THAT “FELIX WARBURG WAS A WORLD STATESMAN WHO STROVE UNREMITTINGLY FOR INTERNATIONAL AND INTER-RELIGIOUS UNDERSTANDING, A HUMANITARIAN WHOSE SYMPATHIES WERE AS BROAD AS ALL MANKIND, A FRIEND WHO WAS WARM AND UNFAILING.”

“WITHOUT COMPROMISING BASIC PRINCIPLES,” MR. MACDONALD SAID, “HE ENDEAVORED WITH INFINITE PATIENCE TO HARMONIZE CONFLICTING INTERESTS AND VIEWS, SO THAT A DISTANT OBJECTIVE – OFTEN ONLY DIMLY DISCERNED BY OTHERS – MIGHT THE MORE QUICKLY BE ATTAINED. HE WAS A TRUE SON OF MAN, WHOSE GENEROSITY RECOGNIZED NO DIVIDING LINES OF NATIONALITY, RACE OR CREED.”