London (Aug. 27)
Jewish organizations in England are awaiting with great interest the results of the American Jewish Conference which opens in New York on Sunday. Messages of greetings to the Conference have been cabled by the Board of Jewish Deputies, the Anglo-Jewish Association, and other smaller Jewish bodies.
Voicing its good wishes for the success of the Conference, the message from the Board of Deputies said that the parley will “serve as a lead for all free Jews” in “this critical period of Jewish history.” The text of the message reads:
“The Board of Deputies of British Jews, representing all sections of British Jewry, sends its best wishes for the success of the American Jewish Conference, and for the fruitful solution of the vital problems confronting it. This conference of all great American Jewish organizations, meeting at this most critical period in Jewish history, will serve as a lead for all free Jews and as a hope for millions of Jews under Nazi tyranny and destruction.
“Its deliberations will be anxiously awaited by Jews everywhere, and notably by the Anglo-Jewish community and other Jews who will share in the vast responsibility of rebuilding the stricken Jewry of Europe and Jewish life in Palestine. May the Conference go forward in a spirit of confidence with a sense of deep responsibility and realization of the services which it will be rendering the Jewish people by helping them bring the oppressed from slavery to freedom and from darkness to light in a new world which the evergrowing promise of a speedy United Nations victory is bringing nearer every day.”
The Anglo-Jewish Association in a cable to the Conference, emphasized that it “will follow the proceedings with close attention” and wished it “every success.”