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American Jewish Labor Committee Transmits Thanks to Swedish Government

Swedish Ambassador W. Bastrom today received a message of thanks from the Jewish Labor Committee expressing deep appreciation, on behalf of 500,000 organized Jewish workers in the United States, “for the courageous and humanitarian action of the Swedish Government taken in connection with the great tragedy that has befallen the Jews in Denmark.”

“The solemn warning by your government that the extension to Denmark of the Nazi program aiming toward the total extermination of the Jewish people in Europe will have serious repercussions in Sweden, and its noble offer to admit all Jews from Denmark is a bright light in this hour of agony and darkness,” the messa said, adding that Sweden “has given the world an example which strengthens man’s faith in himself, in civilization and in social progress” and which may well be emulated by other democratic governments.