New York (Apr. 19)
After the war, anti-Semitism must be regarded as an international crime and thoroughly extirpated, william Green, president of the A.F. of L., said today at ceremonies marking the opening of the Jewish labor Committee’s exhibit “Heroes and Martyrs of the Ghetto,” commemorating the second anniversary of the revolt in the Warsaw Ghette, Mr. Green disclosed, at the same time, that the A. F. of L. will press at San Francisco for the establishment of Palestine as a Jewish national homeland.
Adolph Held, chairman of the Jewish labor Committee, who also spoke, supported the demand for the outlawing of anti-Semitism and urged post-war guarantees of full political, economic, civil and social rights for Jews in all countries. He asked that special international credits be made available for rehabilitating the ruined Jewish commities of Europe, Finally, Mr. Held, suggested the rights of national groups in various countries must be placed under the protection of the world organization of the United Nations.
Other speakers included Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia, David Dubinsky and Prof. Robert Maciver of Columbia University. Messages were received from Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius, Herbert H, Lehman, President Philip Murray of the CIO, Prof. Albert Einstein, Brig, Gen. William O’Dwyer, head of the War Refugee Board, British Deputy Prime Minister Clement Attlee, and many other European statesmen and labor leaders.
A “Never Back to the Ghetto Rally,” which also marked the annivorsary of the ghette battle, was held tonight at Carnegie Hall, Herbert C. Pell, former U.S. representative on the United Nations War Crimes Commission and Sen. William S. Langer were among the speakers. The meeting was under the auspices of the American League for a Free Palestine.