Prime Minister of Canada Greets Jews on Rosh Hashonah; Lauds Their Role in War

“All Canadians will rejoice that the final victory of Allied arms over the enemies of freedom has ended the cruel oppression to which countless people of the Jewish faith have been so long subjected, and from now on, let us all remember that the only sure foundation of world peace is human brotherhood,” W.L. Mackenzie King. Prime Minister of Canada, said today in a Rosh Hashonah message to the Jewish community of the Dominion.

The Prime Minister also stated that “it affords him special pleasure to extend cordial greetings to the Jewish citizens of Canada together with his warm thanks for their fine contribution to Canada’s war effort throughout the past six tragic years.”

Douglas Abbott, the Minister of National Defense, in his New Year message to the Jews of Canada, said: “This great Dominion has reason to be proud of the manner in which its sons and daughters have responded to the call. Jews and Christians together, they have fought magnificently to bring about the downfall of the infamous Nazi regime. Still together, and with the inspiring example of their own Canadian way of life, they are carrying on their just part in the fight to the end that all nations of the world may yet live and work together in peace and security.”

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