LONDON (Apr. 5)
More than 1,000 persons attended a meeting here today commemorating the 21st anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and paying tribute to memory of the 6,000,000 Jewish victims of the Nazi holocaust. The meeting was arranged by the Polish-Jewish Ex-Servicemen’s Association in cooperation with the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the British Section of the World Jewish Congress, the Association of Jewishish Ex-Servicemen and Women, and a special memorial committee.
Lady Gaitskell, widow of the late Labor Party leader, Hugh Gaitskell, declared in an address at the meeting that “by remembering the epic of the Warsaw Ghetto we renew our own inspiration to fight for human dignity. If we are to pay our debt to the memory of the Jews who fought and died in the Ghetto of Warsaw,” she added, “it can only be by fighting injustice, discrimination and cruelty wherever they raise their ugly heads.”
Other speakers included Prof. Alan Bullock, prominent British historian; Cir Barnett Janner, member of parliament and president of the Board of Deputies; Michael Cliffe, chairman of the Memorial Committee; Col. George Bean, past president of the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen; and Jacob Halevy, chairman of the British Section of the World Jewish Congress.