MOSCOW (Sep. 17)
Hailing the Allied armies which are bringing liberation to the Jews of Europe from the East and the West, Samuel Chobrutsky, president of the Moscow Jewish Community Council, today sent New Year’s greetings to the Jews of the United States, voicing the hope that the coming year will see the total defeat of the forces of oppression. The message says in part:
“From Moscow, heart of the Soviet Union, from the city whose heroic fighting and glorious victories amazed the whole world, the Jewish community that represents the religious Jewry of the Soviet Union sends you its hearty traditional greetings for the forthcoming new year.
“This past year was drowned in oceans of blood and filled with horror as were the previous three years, but the coming year is being ushered in at a time when the heroic Rad Army is together with the valiant armies of the Allied nations smashing the enemy.
“We can now look forward to a time when the great Allied armies will bring freedom, to all mankind, and to us Jews at a time when fascism, the enemy of humanity, will be swept off the surface of the earth. May the forthcoming year be a year of triumph and glorious victories, of great happiness and great achievements. May the words of the Prophet Isaiah be realized. ‘No nation will raise its sword against another.’”