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President Eisenhower Greets Jewish Labor Committee Convention

President Eisenhower today lauded the activities of the Jewish Labor Committee in a message sent to the organization on the occasion of its three-day national convention which opens here tomorrow at the Hotel President.

“On this 300th anniversary of the first Jewish settlement in America, the dedicated work of the Jewish Labor Committee assumes special dignity and meaning,” President Eisenhower said in his message. “You notably helped to arouse the conscience of the free world to the recent terrible evidences of anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe. We must be forever vigilant against the resurgence of any such evil. The indignation with which all free men have condemned such persecution is matched by the sympathy which they extend to all who suffer it. Your work in rallying moral and material aid to the persecuted commands the respect and thanks of all who cherish their own freedom.”

Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive, in a message to the convention, lauded the Jewish Labor Committee for the “great help” it gave him and his colleagues in working out the reparations pact with Germany. Your cooperation has been especially important with regard to enlisting the full support of the Social Democratic Party in Germany. As you know the unanimous vote of the Social democratic for the ratification of the agreement was decisive,” Dr. Goldmann pointed out. Greetings were also received from Ambassador Abba Eban of Israel and from leaders of the American labor movement.

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