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Plan Petition to Roosevelt on Nazi Massacres of Jews in Europe

A petition to President Roosevelt describing the Nazi massacres of Jews in occupied Europe and asking him to issue a warning to Germany which would at the same time serve as a message of hope to the millions of Nazi-tortured Jews will be submitted under the signatures of hundreds of thousands of American Jews, it was announced here today by Adolph Held, chairman of the Jewish Labor Committee.

A campaign to collect the signatures for this petition will be conducted by the Jewish Labor Committee throughout the country. Special conferences for this purpose will be held in New York and in all large cities. “We believe that the news of this petition will reach the Jews in the ghettos and will add to their courage and to their hopes,” Mr. Held stated.