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Millions Hear Jews’ Contributions Dramatized on Radio

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The contributions of the Jews to the United States were dramatized this afternoon in a half-hour program over 98 stations of the Columbia Broadcasting System to an estimated audience of 8,500,000 persons. The program was sponsored by the Office of Education of the Department of Interior in cooperation with the Service Bureau for Intercultural Education and other education agencies as part of the Interior Department series entitled “Immigrants All — Americans All.”

After the history of the Jews in America had been dramatized, the narrator closed by stating: “Yet the contribution of any one group is never merely that of its great men. It is the combined creation of all. More persecuted then most peoples before they came to the United States, the Jews came to this country with a background of sorrow. In many lands they have been barred from taking part in the national life. They were able to make their contribution to American life because the whole of American life was open to them, as to all others, without religious discrimination. They have helped to build the United States because the United States has welcomed them as Americans all.”

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