New York (Oct. 31)
An appeal to the conference of Allied foreign ministers in Moscow for action by the United Nations to save the Jews of Europe was cabled from here tonight by more than 2,000 persons gathered in Carnegie Hall at a meeting called to pay tribute to Sweden and Denmark for the assistance the peoples of both countries have given to the Danish Jews. The meeting was arranged by the Emergency Commits to Save the Jewish People of Europe.
The appeal asked that all the territories of the United Nations be made available as asylums for the Jews in occupied territory and that Palestine. "the nearest and most practical haven," be opened to unlimited Jewish immigration. Among the speakers who addressed the meeting, urging measures to facilitate the escape of the European Jews, were: Leon Henderson, former O.P.A. Administrator; Mrs. Ruth Bryan Owen Rhode, former United States Minister to Denmark; Congressman Emanuel Celler; Senator William Langer; Mme. Sigrid Undset and Peter Bergson, vicechairman of the Emergency Committee. Stella Adler and Ralph Bellamy acted out an original script by Ben Hecht called "The Battle of the Warsaw Ghetto;" and Orson Welles read from the Bible "Ezckiel 37" and did a dramatic reading of "The Second Moral Front" by Ben Hacht. Elizabeth Nysor, Metropolitan Opera star, sang.
Letters expressing support of the efforts in behalf of the oppressed Jews were received from Ambassador Wilhelm Munthe de Morginstiorne of Norway, Henrik de Kauffman, Minister of Denmark and Wollman F. Bostrom, Minister of Sweden, and read at the rally.