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Plan for Jewish Martyr Memoral in Paris Backed in U.S.

American Jewish support for the plan to erect a world memorial in Paris to the 6,000,000 Jewish victims of Nazi persecution was urged here last night at a meeting by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt; Brig. Gen. Telford Taylor, who served as America prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials of the Nazi war criminal; Dr. Israel Goldstein, president of the American prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials of the Nazi war criminals; Dr. Israel Goldstein, president of the American Jewish Congress; Isidore Lipschutz, noted Jewish industrialist; French Consul General Jean de Lagarde; and Isaac Schneersohn, president of the world executive committee for the World Memorial for the Unknown Jewish Martyr.

Mrs. Roosevelt who presided at the meeting, which took place at the Harmonie Club, emphasized the need to perpetuate the memory of the Jews annihilated by the Nazis. The memorial, for which the cornerstone was laid in Paris last May, will consist of a four-story marble building which will house the world’s most extensive collection of documentary material on Hitler’s persecution of Jews, largely assembled by the Jewish underground during the Nazi occupation of Europe.

The building will cost $1,000,000, of which $400,000 is to be raised in the United States, it was reported at the meeting last night. The world sponsors of the memorial include Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, former President Herbert Hoover, President Vincent Auriol of France, Prime Minister David Ben Gurion of Israel, Queen Elizabeth of Belgium, Princess Wilhelmina of Holland, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt and President Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia.