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Haym Salomon’s Contribution to American Liberty Cited in Polish Council

The contributions made by Haym Salomon – who was a Polish Jew – to the cause of American liberty during the dark days of the American Revolution were cited here today in the Polish National Council at a special session on the occasion of the celebration of American Independence Day tomorrow. U.S. Ambassador Anthony Drexel-Biddle attended the session.

Leading members of the Polish Government paid tribute to America’s role in the war effort, while Dr. Ignacy Schwartsbart, one of the two Jewish deputies in the Council, speaking of Haym Salomon, stressed the ties that unite the Polish people and the Polish Jews with the United States. “Suffering Polish Jewry, united with Poland, sends its heartiest greetings to the United States on the occasion of the Fourth of July. We know that America’s enormous spiritual and material forces, pooled with those of Britain and the other United Nations, will lead to victory no matter how difficult the task may be. I join in the Council’s tribute to the American Republic and its President.”