NEW YORK (Nov. 8)
“The reconstruction of German and Jewish relations is one of the most important moral objectives of the policy of my government as well as of the German people,” Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of West Germany assured today in a message to the Aufbau, German language weekly organized in New York by Jewish refugees from Germany 25 years ago. The Chancellor addressed his message in connection with the 25th anniversary of the publication which was celebrated today at the Hunter College Assembly Hall.
President Eisenhower, in a message to the gathering, lauded the Aufbau for its services to refugees from Nazi Germany and for helping to prepare many of them “for the responsibilities of citizenship in a free land.” New York Attorney General Louis J. Lefkowitz, addressing the 3,000 former refugees who attended the gathering, urged revision of immigration laws to allow 20,000 more refugees to enter the United States each year. The meeting was also addressed by Israel Ambassador Avraham Harman, and German Ambassador Wilheim Grewe, Austrian Consul General Dr. Karl Wolf, and West German Consul General Dr. George Federer.
Dr. Ludwig Lowenstein, president of the New World Club, publisher of Aufbau; Manfred George, editor and Dr. Alfred Prager, board chairman, spoke of the newspaper’s efforts to help refugees rebuild their lives in the United States and now, through them, to serve as a bridge between America and the world. Dr. George presided at the meeting.