New York (Jun. 16)
Americans of all faiths and creeds were called upon today by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt to contribute to the United Jewish Appeal, following an announcement that the non-sectarian committee cooperating in the U.J.A. drive has raised more than $1,000,000 in New York City.
The announcement was made by Nelson A. Rockefeller, chairman of the nonsectarian committee. “Letters accompanying the gifts in many instances said the writers were worried over the distress of their Jewish friends about their kinfolk, and the writers wanted to help relieve that distress,” Mr. Rockefeller said.
Mrs. Roosevelt, who witnessed at first hand the results of the barbarities inflicted by the Nazis upon the Jewish people during her visit to displaced persons camps last winter, stressed the fact that “among those murdered were 2,000,000 Jewish children.” Following her inspection of the German and Austrian camps, Mrs. Roosevelt devoted her energies to helping the United Jewish Appeal.