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137 Christians Hit Persecution, Back Jewish United Front

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One hundred and thirty-seven Christian lay and clerical leaders representing important communities in 29 states, joined today in a public statement condemning the oppression to which millions of Jews are being subjected in many sections of the world as “a blot upon the civilization of our time,” the American Jewish Congress announced. The declaration, in which 22 bishops and the presidents of 22 colleges joined, calls attention to the fact that what is happening to the Jews is the rightful concern of the Christian world as “the symbol of the efforts being made to destroy democracy, peace and humanity itself.”

In a message addressed to Dr. Stephen S. Wise, president of the Congress, the Christian leaders extend their “profoundest sympathy to suffering Jewry” and “hail the efforts of our fellow Americans associated with the American Jewish Congress to united the resources of the Jewish community in a democratic front against anti-Semitism.”

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