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World Jewish Congress Appeals for Commemoration of Warsaw Revolt

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An appeal to Jews throughout the world, particularly to Jewish youth, to mark the fifteenth anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, was issued here today by Dr. I. Schwarzbert, director of the World Jewish Congress organization department. This year’s anniversary falls on April 17, coinciding with the 27th of Nisan.

Expressing the hope that those communities which have hitherto failed to mark the occasion will do so this year, Dr. Schwarzbart urged all communities to widen the commemoration into a “Martyrs’ Memorial Day” in tribute to the 6, 000, 000 victims in Europe.

The appeal expressed confidence that the Jewish communities in Israel and America “will become the perennial spiritual force” in perpetuating the revolt commemoration. It suggested greater observation in all the local Jewish communities of the United States. It also recommended that memorial meetings and services should include mention of the other ghettoes in Poland and of the slave labor and concentration camps where resistance was organized and carried out under unbelievable conditions.

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