Unionists Will Erect Workers’ Apartments in Warsaw As Memorial to Ghetto Fighters

A large workers’ apartment house will rise in the center of the Jewish quarter of Warsaw after the war as a monument to the Jews of the ghetto who battled the Nazis until they were exterminated almost to the last man, it was stated today by David Dubinsky, president of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, addressing 2,000 delegates from Jewish labor groups gathered at a memorial meeting for B. Charney Vladek, Jewish labor leader and a member of the N.Y. City Council at the time of his death. Mr. Dubinsky said that his union would contribute the funds to erect the building.

The meeting, which was devoted to a discussion of post-war relief and rehabilitation for Jews in Europe, heard messages from the principal Jewish relief groups, including the Joint Distribution Committee, the Jewish Labor Committee and the ORT, outlining their plans for assisting the liberated Jews of Europe. Adolph Held, chairman of the Jewish Labor Committee, under whose auspices the meeting was held, stated that his group is planning to:

1) Establish a fund for the reconstruction of the Jewish labor movement and all labor institutions in Europe.

2) Open homes and schools for homeless children and orphans. The plan calls for the immediate collection of clothing, beds, toys and funds.

3) Immediately collect clothing to be sent to the half-naked people who have survived the horrors of Nazi aggression.

4) Replace all Jewish schools that were destroyed, all Jewish books that were burned, all Jewish cultural institutions that were demolished. The Jewish Labor Committee will undertake to collect thousands of books and materials for studying and writing to be sent to the Jewish youth of Europe.

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