NEW YORK (May. 10)
Both United States Senators from New York, Republican Jacob K. Javits and Democrat Robert F. Kennedy, joined 1,000 survivors of Nazi concentration camps and ghettoes yesterday in commemorative rites here, honoring the memory of the holocaust victims.
Sen. Javits told the meeting, held at the Hunter College auditorium, that “the world owes a duty to Nazi victims–that of never forgetting.” Sen. Kennedy declared that “part of our determination never to let the senseless cruelty of the Hitler years happen again must be channeled toward maintaining the security of Israel.”
The meeting was held under the auspices of the Jewish Nazi Victims of America, with Moses Socachevsky, president of the organization, presiding. Among the speakers, in addition to the two senators, were: Jacob Katzman, general secretary of the Farband-Labor Zionist Organization; James B. Donovan, president of the New York City Board of Education; Harrison S. Goldin, of the American Jewish Congress, and Charles A. Silver, who represented New York Mayor Robert F. Wagner.