NEW YORK (May. 16)
Assurance that the United Nations will solve the Jewish problem after the war so that the Jews will be free and equal citizens in all parts of the world was given by Secretary of State Cordell Hull in a message made public today by the Synagogue Council of America. The message was addressed to the Council on the occasion of the six-week period of mourning and intercession for the Jews of Europe.
“Of all the inhuman and tyrannical acts of Hitler and his Nazi lieutenants, their systematic persecution of the Jewish people – men, women, children – is the most debased,” Secretary Hull said. “The fate of these unhappy people must be ever before us in the effort we are making today for the final victory. The United Nations will be prepared not only to redeem their hopes of a future world based upon freedom, equality and justice, but to create a world in which such a tragedy will not again occur. The Jews have long sought a refuge. I believe that we must have an even wider objective; we must have a world in which Jews, like every other race, are free to abide in peace and in honor.”