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Roosevelt Hopes for Speedy Liberation of Jews in Message to Youth Group Convention

Expressing the hope that “God speed the day when all oppressed people may be liberated from Hitler’s fury,” President Roosevelt today greeted the opening session of the 22nd annual convention of the youth council of the Agudas Israel, national organization of orthodox Jewish youth groups in the United States and Canada.

The President’s message to the 500 delegates, who will meet for five days to discuss the dissemination of traditional Jewish faith among Jewish youth in America and the rescue of Jews in Europe, states.

“My hearty greetings to all who attend the twenty-second national convention of Agudath Israel Youth Council of America. The opportunity for service in uniting Jewish youth in the spirit of the Torah is abundant and I am glad to know that you are resolved to embrace it. Equally praiseworthy is your determination to assist in rescuing your unfortunate coreligionist from the death trap which holds so many of them in Nazi Europe. God speed the day when they and all appressed people may be liberated from Hitler’s fury.”