Justice Goldberg Addresses Warsaw Ghetto Memorial Meeting in Washington

Supreme Court Justice Arthur J. Goldberg today told a Washington commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising that the world is “inflicted with guilt” by the Nazi atrocities, and that the lesson to be learned from the Warsaw uprising is: “There are moments in life, not for resignation, but for resistance.” Justice Goldberg questioned whether the perpetrators should be forgiven their deeds.

Myer Feldman, Deputy Special Counsel to President Kennedy, cited the universality of Jewish heroism displayed in the Warsaw uprising. He compared the Jewish fight against hopeless odds with the last-ditch battles waged by Americans at the Alamo and at Corregidor.

Mr. Feldman presented Washington’s Adas Israel Synagogue with a pen President Kennedy used to sign the proclamation marking the 20th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto battle. A memorial sculpture to “the victims of Nazi tyranny” was presented to the Adas Israel Synagogue, where the commemoration took place, by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lewis, of Dallas, Texas. Israel Ambassador Avraham Harman also spoke.

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