NEW YORK (Nov. 20)
The provincial Jewish and Anglo-Jewish press has joined in paying tribute to the courage of Mendel Mozes, former Warsaw correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, in keeping the world apprised of the fate that overtook Polish Jewry as a result of the Nazi conquest of Poland.
Following the lead of Dr. Samuel Margoshes, editor of the Jewish Day, who hailed Mozes as a “hero of Jewish journalism” and termed his dispatches from Wilno, where he is now stationed, “journalism at its best,” such papers as the Daily Hebrew Journal, of Toronto, the California Jewish Voice, of Los Angeles, and the Jewish Advocate, of Boston, voiced praise for his accomplishments at the risk of his life.
Said the Journal: “Every major tragedy brings forth its sagas and its heroes. This tragedy also brought forth for the first time the heroic Jewish correspondent. His name is Mendel Mozes. Until the war, the name was known only to the members of the staff of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.” Declaring that Mozes was deserving of “some meritorious recognition” for his dispatches on Poland, the Jewish Advocate said the writings of the “indomitable journalist” had “enhanced the value of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.” The Jewish Voice asserted that “this heroic journalist as well as the Jewish Telegraphic Agency are to be congratulated for the momentous service they are rendering to the Jewish communities of the world.”