NEW YORK (Sep. 11)
The tenth anniversary of the death of Louis Marshall, who was the foremost Jewish leader in America, was marked today with a pilgrimage to his grave in Salem Fields Cemetery, Brooklyn, in which about 200 representatives of Jewish and civic organizations participated.
Memorial services were conducted by Rabbi Samuel H. Goldenson of Temple Emanu-El, which sponsored the observance together with the American Jewish Committee and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
Dr. Goldenson termed Marshall “a great leader in Israel” who contributed “beneficent labor in behalf of the Jewish people and mankind.” He declared the Jews “have missed our friend’s courage and understanding, his strength and his courage, his forthrightness and his zeal for the right.”
In addition to the organizations listed yesterday as participating in the observance, the New York County Lawyers’ Association was represented by Michael H. Cardozo Jr., John Kirkland Clark, Basil O’Connor, Kenneth M. Spence and Eugene Untermyer.
In an editorial in connection with the anniversary, the New York Post recalled that 18 years ago Marshall proposed that the United States forego its claims against the Allied nations, that Britain likewise cancel its bill to its Allies and that they reduce their demands for reparations against Germany, Austria and Hungary. He warned that otherwise extremism bred of despair would mount in Central Europe. The Post commented that “there is high tragedy in the fact that what Louis Marshall proposed was done in part…but in bitterness and repudiation.”