New York (Apr. 1)
President Roosevelt, in a Passover message addressed to the National Labor Committee for Palestine, expressed his “continued sympathy with the Jewish people in the unparalleled sufferings they have been called upon to endure in these war years.”
The message was read last night before 10,000 Jews who attended the “Third Seder”, a Passover celebration sponsored by the Labor Committee for Palestine, held simultaneously at the Astor and Commodore hotels here. The function highlighted the organization’s current fund-raising campaign for the Histadruth, the palestine Federation of Labor. Messages of greetings were also received from Dr. Chaim Weizmann, Senator Robert Wagner, Governor Dewey of New York and William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor.