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Truman Commends American Jewish Committee for Work in Combatting Prejudice

Praise for the American Jewish Committee’s work “in combatting prejudice, defending the civil and religious rights of Jews, and promoting the good will among men of all faiths” was voiced by President Harry S. Truman in a letter to Judge Joseph M. Proskauer, president of the American Jewish Committee, on the occasion of the thirty-ninth annual meeting of the organization to be held at the Hotel Waldorf-Astoria Saturday through Sunday, Feb, 2-3.

The President, declaring that the committee is “working for ideals that belong to the American way of life,” said that the organization’s “efforts in this regard command the sympathy and respect of all good citizens, regardless of race or creed. I congratulate you,” Mr. Truman said, “on the years you have already devoted to your purpose, and wish you increasing success in the years ahead.”