Hashomer Hatzair Convention Opens in Chicago; Denounces Terrorism in Palestine
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Hashomer Hatzair Convention Opens in Chicago; Denounces Terrorism in Palestine

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The martyrdom of the Jews during the battle of the Warsaw Ghetto was commemorated here tonight at the opening session of the convention of the Hashomer Hatzair, Zionist youth movement, attended by 300 delegates from the United States, Mexico and Cuba. The banners of twenty-five branches of the organization were lowered in tribute to the fallen members of the Hashomer Habzair who participated in the heroic resistance in Warsaw and other ghettos and “death camps.

The convention, which will continue until Saturday evening, was addressed by Dr. Nahum Goldmann, a member of the executive of the Jewish Agency, and by Moshe Furmansky, Palestine delegate to the Hashomer Hatzair in America. It denounced the terrorism in Palestine and reiterated its continued and firm opposition to the British White Paper immigration ban.

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