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Vaad Leumi Asks Roosevelt to Condemn Rumanian Troops’ Pogroms Against Jews

A message appealing to President Roosevelt “as President of the United States,” to publicly condemn the “slaughter of thousands of innocent Jewish men, women and children by Rumanian troops in Rumania and the Nazi-occupied territories held by the Rumanian army” was cabled today by the Vaad Leumi, the National Council of Palestine.

The Vaad Leumi appeal, which also went to Prime Minister Churchill, Rabbi Stephen Wise and Prof. Selig Brodetsky, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, proposed that the World Jewish Congress call for a two-minute period of silence to be held simultaneously all over the world as a protest, mourning the “murdered Rumanian Jews.”