Weizmann and Jewish Agency Voice Grief at Death of Roosevelt
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Weizmann and Jewish Agency Voice Grief at Death of Roosevelt

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Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the Jewish Agency office here and leaders of the Board of Deputies of British Jews expressed deep sorrow today at the death of President Roosevelt in messages sent to Mrs. Roosevelt and to U. S. Ambasador John G. Winant.

In a cable sent to Mrs. Roosevelt at the White House, Dr. Weizmann said: “The world has last an inspired leader and fighter for freedom and peace, America a great president and noble son, and the Jewish people a true friend and their most powerful champion. For myself, may I express to you my feelings of personal grief and tender my most profound sympathy.”

The Jewish Agency, in a message to Mrs. Roosevelt, stated: “The Jewish Agency for Palestine respectfully tenders to you our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your husband. In this crucial hour the world has been deprived of his wise and noble spirit, Jewry, in its hour of need, mourns a steadfast friend who was possessed by vision, and a great champion of their cause in Zion.” The blue-and-white Jewish flag was flown at half-mast over Agency headquarters.

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