Mayor F. H. LoGuardia, in a proclamation to the population of New York City, called the attention of all the people of the city to the Jewish day of mourning. “I know that they will want to join with their Jewish friends and neighbors in their prayers,” he said. “No creed and no faith is safe from the vicious attacks of the Nazis.”
Governor Herbert H. Lehman, who has been appointed Director of Relief and Rehabilitation by President Roosevelt, in a statement said.
“In all pages of history, we can find no greater example of studied cruelty. Obviously, Hitler and his band of monsters have determined to wipe out an entire people. This studied cruelty and brutality has called forth the deep resentment of all decent-thinking people in every part of the world. It is our duty to wage war so vigorously, so uncompromisingly that these unfortunate men, women and children will again be freed and be able to take their rightful places in the world of security, peace and good-will. To that end, we in this country and in every other freedom-loving country of the world must devote every ounce of our determination, our courage and our energy.”