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Rabbis Go to Washington Today to Petition Roosevelt to Aid Jews in Europe

The Emergency Committee to Save the Jewish People of Europe today announced that “five hundred leaders of the rabbinate are going tomorrow to Washington to impress upon our Government the tragic plight of the Jews of Europe.” The rabbis will seek an audience with President Roosevelt in the White House to whom they will submit a petition calling upon the Executive and Legislative branches of the U.S. Government to create a special Intergovernmental Agency to save Jews in German-dominated territories, with powers and means to act at once and on a large scale. The petition will also ask for U.S. intervention with the British Government to keep the doors of Palestine open for immigration of Jews from Europe.