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Jewish Aid to Allies Praised by Churchmen and Political Leaders

Jewish contributions to the Allied war effort were emphasized by leading non-Jewish clergymen and laymen in messages today to the London Jewish Chronicle on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Anglican Church, stated: “In the present situation of Britain the present situation of Britain the Jewish people have given abundant proof of their wholehearted association with the British Commonwealth and its allies. I join in their prayers that the tyranny of our common enemy may be overthrown and that their brethren everywhere may be able to live in security and peace.”

Arthur Cardinal Hinsley, Catholic Primate of England, state that the Catholic people owed a moral debt to the race of the apostles and prophets of its religion. All true sons of the Free Church, he added, are deeply stirred by the horrible suffering meted out to the Jews and work and pray for the day when this “ghastly”tyranny will be destroyed.

Jewish aid to the Allies was praised and Jewish equality in a post-war Europe was promised in messages received from Gen. Sikorski, Gen. Charles de Gaulle and other heads of Governments-in-exile in London. Ivan Maisky, the Soviet Ambassador to England, stated in his message. “We are fighting today to preserve the national freedom of every country and for equality for all nations. It will be a long, hard war but it must be won and will be won.”

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