New York (Jan. 4)
In signed advertisements appearing in several newspapers today, Eddie Center, the noted comedian, stated that “not only the Jews of America, but every citizen, be he Christian or Jew, white or Negro,” will condemn Lt. Gen. Sir Frederick Morgan’s “unfounded and shameful attack upon a defenseless people that deserves far better at the hands of the United Nations.” Addressing himself to Gen. Morgan, Mr. Cantor said: “You cannot consign the surviving remnant of Jewry to death. They have survived Hitler and they will, with our full sympathy and support, survive you.”
Charles S. Zimmerman, vice-chairman of the Jewish Labor Committee, who returned this week from Warsaw, where he studied Jewish conditions, issued a statement refuting Gen. Morgan’s allegations, declaring that during his stay in Poland he established that excesses against Jews were taking place there and that not even official government circles denied that they had occurred. These atrocities “are due, in part, to existing anti-Semitism and also to underground political activity against the present government, as well as just plain banditry,” he said.