Australians Denounce Anti-semitism and Nazi Atrocities at Mass-meeting in Sydney
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Australians Denounce Anti-semitism and Nazi Atrocities at Mass-meeting in Sydney

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A resolution condemning Nazi atrocities, repudiating the Nazi myth of racial superiority, and demanding that Nazi criminals be brought to “condign punishment” was adopted in Sydney, Australia on November 10, at a massmeeting sponsored by the leading organizations of the city, according to cabled advices received here today.

The meeting was held under the auspices of the Anglican Church, the Presbyterian Church, the Methodist Church, and the Jewish Advisory Council affiliated with the World Jewish Congress. The Lord Mayor of Sydney, Stanley Crick, was the chairman of the meeting. The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, the Reverend Howard W.K.Mowll, proposed the resolution which declared that “anti-Semitism is contrary to the spirit and commands of the Christian religion and the ideals of the United Nations,” and demanded that the Nazi criminals be brought to “condign punishment.” The resolution expressed confidence that the peoples of the world “would assist in building the Jewish National Homeland in Palestine.” Messages supporting the purposes of the meeting were received from Prime Minister Curtin, Attorney General Herbert Vere Evatt, and other notables.

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