London (Nov. 4)
Stressing that “it should not be forgotten that fastism started its offensive against democracy by attacking Jews,” M. Stemozyn, a member of the Jewish Socialist Bund, who is attending the World Youth Conference here as a delegate from Poland, told the parley today that “We Jewish Socialists do not say to the world: ‘Save Jews from anti-Semitism,’ but we say: ‘Save yourself and you will save us!.”
Pointing to the fact that ninety percent of the 3,500,000 Polish Jews were exterminated despite their heroic resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto and other underground struggles, Stemozyn said that nothing can save the world from even greater catastrophes unless the dangers of war are fought at their source.
Gershon Hirsch, a Palestine delegate, addressing himself to the Arab world, appealed for cooperation between the two peoples to develop the Middle East. “The Middle East is empty.” he said. “The standard of living is low. We Jews have shown in Palestine that we can do something with barren land. Let us into the Middle East, into the six guaranteed independent states, and let us raise together the standard of living for millions.”