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Labor and Orthodox Jewish Organizations in America Mourn Nazi Victims

The Jewish Labor Committee today announced that it has decided to issue a call to all Jewish workers throughout the country except, those in factories engaged in war industry – to suspend work in order to demonstrate organized Jewish labor’s protest against the Nazi wholesale murder of Jews in Europe. An emergency meeting of the executive of the Jewish Labor Committee will be held on Tuesday to consider the latest reports of the Nazi massacres of Jews.

At a conference of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of America and Canada held in New York, it was decided to proclaim Wednesday, December 2, as a day of mourning in the United States, in accordance with a similar decision adopted by the Rabbinate in Palestine. The Union will issue an appeal to all Jewish enterprises throughout the country to join in the mourning by closing their businesses on Wednesday for a half-hour.