More Than 500,000 Jews Serving in United States Armed Forces, Gen, Hines Discloses

Disclosing that more than 500,000 Jews are in the American armed forces, Brig. Gen. Frank T. Hines, Administrator of Veterans Affairs, last night told the annual convention dinner of the Jewish War Veterans of the United states that the Jewish people have played a great part in the present war.

At their final session today, the delegates adopted a resolution urging the erection of a memorial to Jews who have served in the armed forces of the United states from the Revolutionary War up to the present. Other resolutions asked legislation outlawing the distribution of anti-Semitic propaganda, warned against a negotiated peace, supported U. S. participation in a world association to enforce the peace, urged creation of an international Bill of Rights, and demanded an investigation into charges that Axis war prisoners here were being “coddled.”

Archis H. Greenberg was re-elected national commander. Speaking last night Mr. Greenberg expressed the hope for a post-war world in which human rights are recognized above other rights. He also said that all veterans hope an organized machinery for peace will be set up so that fear of aggression in the future will be removed. Senator Robert F. Wagner also spoke.

The convention observed a minute of silence today in honor of Wendell Willkie and voted to send a color guard to his funeral services.

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