Non-jews Join World Jewry in Mourning Warburg’s Passing; Funeral Today

NEWSPAPERS, JEWISH AND NON-JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS AND LEADERS IN ALL WALKS OF LIFE TODAY EULOGIZED FELIX M. WARBURG, WHO DIED YESTERDAY AT THE AGE OF 66, FOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS IN BEHALF OF THE JEWS, FINANCE AND THE ARTS.

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 10 O’CLOCK TOMORROW MORNING AT TEMPLE EMANU-EL WITH RABBI SAMUEL H. GOLDENSON OFFICIATING AND DR. SAMUEL SCHULMAN, RABBI EMERITUS OF THE TEMPLE, PARTICIPATING. A CAPACITY CROWD OF 2,400 IS EXPECTED TO ATTEND. HIS FOUR SONS AND PERHAPS OTHER CLOSE RELATIVES WILL BE THE PALLBEARERS. PRIVATE BURIAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT SALEM FIELD, CYPRESS HILLS, BROOKLYN.

MANY JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS WILL BE CLOSED FOR ALL OR PART OF THE DAY. THE JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE, THE AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE, THE NEW YORK FEDERATION FOR THE SUPPORT OF JEWISH PHILANTHROPIC SOCIETIES AND THE PALESTINE ECONOMIC CORPORATION WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY. THE ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA, THE UNITED PALESTINE APPEAL AND THE JEWISH NATIONAL FUND WILL REMAIN CLOSED FOR AN HOUR IN THE MORNING AND HOLD JOINT MEMORIAL SERVICES.

TRIBUTE TO MR. WARBURG WAS PAID BY DAVID WERTHEIM, SECRETARY OF THE POALE ZION-ZEIRE ZION, AT THE ORGANIZATIONS ANNUAL CONVENTION IN PHILADELPHIA.

THE NEW YORK TIMES SAID IN AN EDITORIAL ON MR. WARBURG: “HE WAS A BOND BETWEEN THE EAST AND THE WEST, A BRIDGE BETWEEN DIVERGENT VIEWS, A BROTHER TO MILLIONS IN DISTRESS, AND ESPECIALLY THOSE OF HIS OWN ANCESTRAL LINEAGE.”

THE HERALD TRIBUNE SAID, “THE FINANCIAL COMMUNITY AND THE COUNTRY AT LARGE ARE MUCH THE POORER FOR THE DEATH OF MR. WARBURG.”

THE NEW YORK SUN SAID, “HE HAS LEFT A PLACE NOT READILY FILLED IN THE COMMUNITY, BUT HIS EXAMPLE SHOULD REMAIN A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION.”

YIDDISH NEWSPAPERS, THE DAY, THE FORWARD AND THE MORNING JOURNAL, DEVOTED THE LARGER PART OF THEIR EDITIONS TO EDITORIALS AND FEATURE ARTICLES ON HIS MANIFOLD ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS.

SCORES OF MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE CONTINUED, MEANWHILE, TO BE SENT TO HIS HOME, AND STATEMENTS OF TRIBUTE WERE MADE PUBLIC BY MANY PERSONS AND ORGANIZATIONS.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF JEWS AND CHRISTIANS

A TRIBUTE TO THE WORK OF MR. FELIX M. WARBURG IN THE CAUSE OF BETTER UNDERSTANDING AMONG THE VARIOUS RELIGIOUS AND RACIAL GROUPS IN THIS COUNTRY WAS PAID BY THE CO-CHAIRMEN OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF JEWS AND CHRISTIANS IN A MESSAGE SENT TO MRS. WARBURG. THE MESSAGE, SIGNED BY HON. NEWTON D. BAKER, GENERAL CHAIRMAN, PROF. CARLTON J.H. HAYES, CATHOLIC CO-CHAIRMAN AND ROGER W. STRAUS, JEWISH CO-CHAIRMAN, SAID:

“IN THE DEATH OF MR. FELIX M. WARBURG THE CAUSE OF UNDERSTANDING, TOLERATION, AND JUSTICE AMONG DIFFERING RACIAL AND RELIGIOUS GROUPS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD HAS SUFFERED AN IRREPARABLE LOSS. HIS WISE COUNSEL, ACTIVE EFFORT AND GENEROUS SUPPORT WERE POTENT AND DEPENDABLE FACTORS IN THE PROMOTION OF WHOLESOME HUMAN RELATIONS AMONG PROTESTANTS, CATHOLICS AND JEWS IN AMERICA AND WERE THE REFLECTION OF A CHARACTER SINGULARLY FREE FROM DISFIGURING PREJUDICE AND BIGOTRY.”

JEWISH WELFARE BOARD

IRVING LEHMAN, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE NEW YORK COURT OF APPEALS, AND PRESIDENT OF THE JEWISH WELFARE BOARD, ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT: “FOR MANY YEARS WE WORKED TOGETHER IN CLOSEST CO-OPERATION. HIS BROAD SYMPATHIES MADE HIM AN ACTIVE AND INSPIRING LEADER IN MANY FIELDS, BUT I BELIEVE THAT HIS DEEPEST AND MOST ABIDING INTEREST WAS IN YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN. THE JEWISH WELFARE BOARD IS THE RESULT OF HIS FINE EFFORTS TO ENLIST COMMUNAL RESOURCES TO HELP THEM. I MOURN HIM AS A GREAT LEADER, BUT I MOURN HIM EVEN MORE AS A LOVED FRIEND.”

MORRIS ROTHENBERG

MAGISTRATE MORRIS ROTHENBERG, CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL OF THE JEWISH AGENCY AND A NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF THE UNITED PALESTINE APPEAL, SAID: “IT WAS LARGELY THE HOLD WHICH MR. WARBURG HAD UPON HIS FOLLOWING THAT KEPT NON-ZIONIST FORCES BY THE SIDE OF ZIONIST LEADERSHIP IN TIMES OF CRISES. MR. WARBURG WAS THE GREATEST SINGLE UNIFYING PERSONALITY IN AMERICAN JEWISH LIFE. THE SPIRIT OF COOPERATION WHICH HE AWAKENED IN THE AMERICAN JEWISH COMMUNITY WILL BE AN ENDURING MONUMENT TO HIS MEMORY.”

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