LONDON (Jan. 30)
Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress, who is currently visiting here, issued the following message:
“Today, January 30, marks a dark anniversary in human history–the advent to power 30 years ago of Adolf Hitler. That was a day of infamy which should be remembered in sorrow because of the past. It should be remembered too as a lesson for the future. Hitler came to power as a German Chancellor clothed with the legality of constitutional processes which he used to destroy the foundations of German democracy and to launch a war against humanity with the aim of world domination by the Nazis.
“That war led to the destruction of tens of millions of human beings. For us Jews, who lost 6, 000, 000 of our people at the hands of the Nazi murderers, the memory of the Hitler years overshadows the worst period of Jewish persecution.
“On this hideous anniversary, we feel bound to draw the world’s attention to the fact that evil men in many countries, Hitler’s disciples and imitators, are again conspiring on an international scale against democratic society and freedom of mankind. Like Hitler and his henchmen, they make the Jews the first target of their aim to suppress human rights and fundamental freedoms.
“The world should not forget that Hitler made no secret of his plans and his ambitions, or of the steps which he intended to take to achieve them. His war against democracy began long before 1933, but it was in that year through the blindness and indifference of men in high places, that he first received his fatal opportunity. The world should pause, remember and show by determined action against advocates of racial and religious hatred everywhere that it will never again permit such Nazism and fascism to destroy human life and liberty.”