NEW YORK (Apr. 30)
Times Square, known as the “crossroads of the world,” was renamed today, Warsaw Ghetto Square, for a whole week in commemoration of the 19th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in which close to 60, 000 Jews, men, women and children, comprising the entire population of the beleaguered ghetto, were massacred by the Nazis.
The renaming of Times Square, which was sponsored by the Zionist Organization of America, was marked by ceremonies in the presence of Zionist representatives. Senator Jacob K. Javits was the principal speaker.
An overflow audience attended the Memorial meeting tonight, sponsored by the Manhattan Region of the Zionist Organization of America, at which Justice Michael A. Musmanno was the principal speaker. The meeting was presided over by Moses Torczyner. Other speakers were David Rivlin, Consul of Israel in New York, and Abram Salomon, associate chairman of the Administrative Council of the Manhattan Zionist Region.
Justice Musmanno, who was among the United States prosecutors during the Nuremberg war crimes trials, and who testified on behalf of the State of Israel during last summer’s Jerusalem trial of Adolf Eichmann, lauded Israel for “advancing the law of civilization” by placing Eichmann on trial. He said Israel “has added effectiveness to the precedent established at Nuremberg, namely, that those who kill thousands and millions will be punished as surely as those who kill a single person.” He voiced strong opposition against pleas that Eichmann’s death sentence be commuted.